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In addition to rare novels, autobiographies, and non-fiction academic books, Biblio also features a wide variety of rare and antique dictionaries. Many of the rare dictionaries that are featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room are old foreign dictionaries, and others are multi-volume sets of original American English dictionaries and encyclopedias. Some of the rare dictionaries also include little-known grammatical details that would be sure to thrill any linguist.

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Sociét...

From Skarstedt Rare Books


An American Dictionary of the English Language by Webster, Noah

New York: S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Complete in two volumes. Contemporary mottled calf with black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, with the "Additions and ...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo (Complete Text in 5 volumes) by Thompson, G.A.; De Alcedo, Colonel Don Antonio

London: James Carpenter et al, 1812. Complete text in 5 volumes. First editions. Published London: James Carpenter et al., 1812 - 1815. 4to's, 8 3/4" x 11", xx+574; 597; 512; 636; xl+462+1+105pp., illustrated with tables (one folding). Bound...

From The Wild Muse


Lexicon Tetraglotton, An English-French-Italian-Spanish Dictionary: Whereunto is Adjoined a large Nomenclature of the proper Terms (in all the four) . . . With another Volume of the Choicest Proverbs in all the said Toungs. . . by Howell, James

London: Printed by J.G. for Cornelius Bee, 1660. Rare First Edition of one of the most important works in the history of lexicography and a major source of the plagiarized proverbs Benjamin Franklin published in Poor Richard's Almanack. A fair copy. ...

From Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books



NY: Oxford University Press, 1996. First edition, limited issue of 100 numbered copies issued with a limitation page and signed by Nelson Mandela on the title page to benefit The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Copy #42. Edited with a Preface by Penny...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA


Grammatica Graeca, sive Educatio Puerilis Linguae Graecae by Golius, Theophilus

Amsterdam: Johannes Wolters, 1714. Theophili Golii Grammatica Graeca, sive Educatio Puerilis Linguae Graecae. Pro Gymnasio Argentinensi primum conscripta, jamque denuo ab Authore aucta & recognita. Editio novissima prioribus corectior & distinctio...

From The Haunted Bookshop, LLC


Gazophylacium linguae Persarum triplici linguarum clavi, Italice, Latine, Gallice by Ange de Saint-Joseph

Folio; 24 x 37 cm; engraved frontispiece, [xvi], 474, [20] pages; original paper covered boards, recent leather backstrip; ex-library two upstate New York seminaries, with small label on front pastedown, small rubber stamp and shelving information on vers...

From Archway Books


Vocabolario toscano, e turchesco arricchito di molte voci arabe, persiane, tartare, e greche, necessarie alla perfetta cognizione della stessa lingua turchesca. Con la giunta di alcuni Rudimenti Grammaticali utili per impossessarsi del vero idioma turchesco. Composto da Antonio Mascis ... by MASCIS, Antonio

1677 1ed TURKISH Vocabulary & Grammar Dictionary Arabic Ottoman Italian Mascis An incredibly rare and unique 17th-century Turkish lexical book! Written by Antonio Mascis, 'Vocabolario Toscano' is a Turkish and Tuscan dictionary published in 1677 Florenc...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed, a Rhetorical Grammer by SHERIDAN. THOMAS

Printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly & J. Wilkie. London. 1780. FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 4to.(10.8 x 9 inches). Text printed in double column. Previous owners (The secretary's Office of the East India Company) bookplates on the top outer corners of the ti...

From Paul Foster Books


A Galic and English Dictionary. Containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss. by SHAW, William

2 volumes bound in one, quarto, contemporary tree calf, rubbed, scuffed and worn, contemporary red morocco label lettered gilt, (6) + (186) leaves; (1) + (153) leaves, printed in double columns, ownership inscription in ink on the first title page of J.Ha...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. by Coombs, S[amuel] F

Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Han...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, IN MINIATURE; To which are added, an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; a List of the Cities, Boroughs and Market Towns, in England and Wales; a Copious Chronology; and a concise Epitome of the Most Remarkable Events during the French Revolution by Johnson, Dr. Samuel [Miniature: Dictionary]

London: Longman and Rees, 1800. First Miniature Edition. Tooled leather with gilding. Very Good. Cook. 12mo, tooled and gilt-stamped leather with four hubs, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson by Cook, frontis. & t.p. + [iii-iv] advert. + 284 pages...

From Borg Antiquarian


Lexicon Aethiopicum ad eminentiss. Principem S.R.E. Card. Antonium Barberinum […] Cum eiusdem linguae institutionibus grammat. & indice vocum latinarum. by WEMMERS, Jacob

Rome: Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1638. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. pp. [16], 319, [3], 47, [57]. Bound in late 18th to early 19th century quarter calf. Some careful restoration to head cap and outer joints. Interior pages are generally clean w...

From Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books


A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed A history of the language, and an English Grammar. The Eighth Edition, Corrected and Revised by JOHNSON. SAMUEL

Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. C and J. Robinson, etc......London.,1799. TWO VOLUMES. 4to.(11.3 x 98.8 inches). Eighth edition, corrected and Revised. Portrait frontispiece in volume one engraved by Heath after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds a...

From Paul Foster Books


La Fabrica del mondo di M. Francesco Alunno da Ferrara, nella quale si contengono le voci di Dante, del Petrarca, del Boccaccio, & d'altri buoni autori, mediante le quali si possono scriuendo isprimere tutti i concetti dell'huomo di qualunque cosa creata. by ALUNNO, Francesco

1581 Alunno Fabrica del Mondo Italian Literature Dante Petrarch Boccaccio FOLIO Francesco Alunno was a 16th-century Italian lexicographer most known for his major work 'La Fabrica del Mondo' or 'The Construction of the World.' This early Italian dictiona...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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