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1 ADELON, ALARD, Barbier ALIBERT, et al. Dictionnaire des sciences médicales, par une société de médecins et de chirurgiens.
Paris: Crapart & C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1812-22. 
Complete set of 60 volumes. 127 engraved plates, list of subscribers in the index volume, 10 folding charts; occasional foxing, ink and water-stains. Modern quarter green spines over original marbled boards, gilt-stamped black leather spine labels; re-backed. Ex-lib bookplates and ink stamps of the Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society, early ownership inscription of Hudson Gurney. Fine. FIRST EDITION. [19th Century French Medical Encyclopedia] Possibly one of the most important encyclopedia/dictionaries of medicine ever assembled, and certainly the earliest. As Diderot’s encyclopedia became the model for assembling scientific knowledge, this massive set brings together all that was known about medicine in the post-Napoleonic era. Included here are numerous engraved plates of surgical instruments of the period. Also illustrated are facial expressions and signs of mental abnormality, many in the style of Esquirol’s work. A smaller set, Dictionnaire abrège? des sciences médicales... was concurrently published, however that set is only 15 volumes. In 1821-25, Panckoucke published Dictionnaire des sciences médicales Biographie médicale... which includes biographies of medical luminaries. Nicolas Philibert Adelon (1782-1862) and François Victor Mérat (1780-1851) were two of the prominent contributors to this medical encyclopedia. ¶ This compendious work was not included amongst the items exhibited by the Library of Congress in their Circle of Knowledge exhibition of the history of the encyclopedia. Panckoucke (1736-1798) was involved with issuing various encyclopedias, beginning with Diderot’s Encyclopédie, which, “... was an immediate success: a new edition was called for even before the first had been completed. C.J. Panckoucke proposed such a new edition in 1761, and bought the rights to the first seven volumes. He approached Diderot to edit a new, revised edition and, when Diderot refused, began to reissue the original volumes. The government intervened in 1770 and seized the three which had appeared. After the death of the last of the original proprietors, in 1775, Panckoucke published a five-volume supplement to the Encyclopédie and later, in 1780, a two-volume index. The complete first edition comprises Diderot’s twenty-eight volumes plus Panckoucke’s seven; its publication spanned the years 1751-80.” [Circle of Knowledge, (1979) p. 8]. ¶ Provenance: Hudson Gurney (1775-1864) was an antiquary and verse-writer of Norwich. He became an M.P. for Newtown in 1816 and sat in six successive parliaments. In 1835 he was high-sheriff of Norfolk, and was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (1819), was vice-president from 1822-46, a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the British Archaeological Association. As such, Gurney may have been the donor of this set to the Norwich & Norfolk Library. ¶ [DNB Vol. VIII, pp. 803-4]. Circle of Knowledge, 1968, 1979; Wellcome II, p. 465. First Edition. 
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2 ALBERTI DI VILLANOVA, Francesco (1737-1801). Dizionario Universale Critico, Enciclopedico della Lingua Italia. Tomo Primo: A-CA. [Tomo Secondo: CE-E. Tomo Terzo: F-I]. [3 volumes].
Lucca, Italy: Domenico Marescandoli, 1797. 1797 
Three vols. ONLY. 4to. xlvii, [1], 392; 417, [1]; 428 pp. Engraved title-page vignettes; Vol. II p. 11 lower right corner torn (not affecting text). Contemporary tree calf, spines re-backed in polished calf with original spine fragments laid down; extremities worn. Hartford Seminary Foundation/Case Memorial Library bookplates, Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. RARE. Very good. FIRST EDITION of the first 3 volumes of Villanova's encyclopedia of the Italian language. The five volumes Alberti compiled were published from 1797-1800. He "was seized with his last illness while preparing a new edition of this work for the press, and he confided the superintendence of it to Francisco Federighi, who published a sixth volume in 1805" (Jones, p. 684). Alberti was born at Nice. "Nothing is recorded of his life, except that he prosecuted his studies with success in his youth, and devoted himself to literature" (Jones, p. 684). Jones, J. Winter, "Alberti di Villanova, Francesco," The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Vol. I., Pt. II, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842. First Edition. 
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3 CAPLAT, G. (editor); Isabelle Havelange; Françoise Huguet; Bernadette Lebedeff. Les inspecteurs généraux de l’Instruction publique, dictionnaire biographique 1802-1914.
Paris: Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique, Editions du CNRS, 1986. 1986 2222037689 / 9782222037682 
Series: Collection Histoire Biographique de l’Enseignement. At head of title: Service d'histoire de l'éducation, Institut national de recherche pédagogique. 8vo. 700 pp. Pictorial printed wrappers. Very good. ISBN: 2222037689 
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4 ENNIUS, Quintus (c. 239 BCE-160 BCE); Girolamo COLONNA (1604-1666); Franciscus HESSELIUS (1680-1746); Martin Anton DEL RIO (1551-1608); Gerardus Joannes VOSSIUS (1557-1649); Paul MERULA (1558-1607). Q. Ennii Poetae Vetustissimi Fragmenta quae Supersunt ab Hieron. Columna Conquisita Disposita et Explicata ad Joannem Filium….
Amsterdam: Ex Officina Wetsteniana, 1707. 1707 Signed
4to. [xxviii], 32, 454, [2] pp. Signatures: *-3*? 4*² a-d? A-3L?. Half-title engraving by Joseph Mulder (1658-1718?) signed "Mulder delineavit. ABlois et WBroen scul" – Abraham de Blois (1679-1720) and Willem de Broen. free end-papers and frontispiece loose. With critical notes and commentary printed at foot of text in double columns. Original gilt-stamped calf, five raised bands; worn, front cover detached, rear hinge cracked. Library label to spine foot, library card sleeve. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Good. "Much more complete and accurate are 'Q. Ennii poetate vetustissimi, quae supersunt, fragments,' collected, arranged, and expounded, by Hieronymus Columna, Neapol. 4to. 1590, reprinted with some considerable additions, comprising the commentaries of Delrio and G.J. Voss, by Hesselius, professor of history and eloquence at Rotterdam, Amstel. 4to. 1707. This must be considered as the best edition of the collected fragments which has yet appeared" (Smith, p. 19). Mulder (1658-c. 1718), the half-title artist, was a Dutch Golden Age printmaker. REFERENCES: Friedrich Adolf Ebert, A General Bibliographical Dictionary, Oxford, 1837, vol. I, 6732; Franz Ludwig Anton Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie, 1832, vol. I, p. 343; Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol. II, London: Taylor and Walton, John Murray, 1846. 
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5 FABER, Basil [Basilius]. Thesaurus Eruditionis Scholasticae: sive Supellex instructissima Dictionum, Verborum, Phrasium, Adagiorum, Sententiarum, Exemplorum, Rerumq; variorum, qvae docentibus juxta, atq; discentibus ad intelligendos tam prorsae … Jam Olim post Aliorum Operas per Augustum Buchnerum … suppletus, et locupletatus.
Lipsae & Francofurti, Sumptibus Johannis Fritzschii, 1680. 1680 
Folio in 6s. [xvi] pp., 1479; 2036 double-columns, [5], [2 blank], [80] pp. Large copperplate engraved frontispiece by Christian Romstet (1640-1721), index. Title with the ownership signature of L.L. Hinsch. Original full blind-stamped vellum; joints repaired, recent front endleaves. Very good copy. Early edition of this massive lexicon, first published in 1571, which is Faber's best known work. It contains an exhaustive array of citations given in Latin with some German references. In this regard it followed the innovation of Estienne who introduced vernacular French to his Latin lexicon in 1531. There are several editions issued through the mid-eighteenth century. After Faber's "death the present work was augmented and improved by Buchner, Thomasius, Christopher Cellarius, and the elder and younger Graevius." [Hook]. This is one of a series of principal Latin dictionaries produced in the sixteenth century "that gave new impulse to the zeal for the study of the ancient classic writings which marks so strikingly the literary activity of this century." The Swiss scholar John Fries [Frisius], "compiled a Latin-German dictionary [Turin, 1541], which was so favorably received that he was led to prepare and publish a new and enlarged one at Zurich, 1556, folio, of which numerous editions followed. The Thesaurus Eruditionis Scholasticae of Basil Faber, designed to aid composers in imitating classic authors, was a work of originality and extensive and exact learning which still make it worthy of attention, but was inadequate as a dictionary." [Methodist quarterly review]. Basil Faber (1520–1576), "an eminent Lutheran divine" schoolmaster and theologian, was born at Zary [Sorau, Lower Lusatia] in 1520. In 1538 he entered the University of Wittenberg, studying as pauper gratis under Philipp Melanchthon. Choosing the schoolmaster's profession, he became successively rector of the schools at Nordhausen, Tennstadt (1555), Magdeburg (1557) and Quedlinburg (1560). From this last post he was removed in December 1570 as a crypto-Calvinist. In 1571 he was appointed to the Rathsgymnasium at Erfurt, not as rector, but as director. In this situation he remained till his death in 1575 or 1576. His translation of the first twenty-five chapters of Luther's commentary on Genesis was published in 1557; in other ways he promoted the spread of Lutheran views. He was a contributor to the first four of the Magdeburg Centuries. He also is the author of Libellus de disciplina scholastica (1572). [Wikipedia]. See: The Athenaeum: a journal of literature, science, the fine arts, music, and ... By James Silk Buckingham (et.al.), London, July to Dec., 1879, p.722; Hook, Walter Farquhar, An ecclesiastical biography, containing the lives of ancient fathers and Modern Divines ..., London, 1849, vol. 5, p. 48; The Methodist quarterly review, edited by D.D. Whedon, volume 40, New York, Jan. 1880, page 540-42. 
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6 FALCON, J. Huarque. Apuntaciones al Vocabulario Medico.
Santa Fe: Ed. Castellví, (1958). 1958 
8vo. 116 pp. Index. Printed wrappers; spine base worn. Very good. On the origins of medical terminology. 
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Dictionnaire Universel, Contenant generalement tous les Mots François tant vieux que modernes, & les Termes des Sciences et des Arts…., FURETIERE, Antoine (1619-1688); Pierre BAYLE (1647-1706); Henri BASNAGE DE BEAUVAL (1657-1710).
7 FURETIERE, Antoine (1619-1688); Pierre BAYLE (1647-1706); Henri BASNAGE DE BEAUVAL (1657-1710). Dictionnaire Universel, Contenant generalement tous les Mots François tant vieux que modernes, & les Termes des Sciences et des Arts….
La Hague & Rotterdam: Arnoud et Reinier Leers, 1701. 1701 
3 vols. 4to. [xx] pp., A-LLLlll3, [LLLlll3-LLLlll4] ff.; [vi] pp., A-RRRrrr, [RRRrrr-RRRrrr2] ff.; [iv] pp., A-XXXxxx3, [XXXxxx3-XXXxxx4] ff. Vol. I frontispiece portrait of Furetiere engraved by "G.E." "CPR" (Cum Privilegio Regis), engraved title-page device and tail-piece all vols. Contemporary gilt-stamped calf, 6 raised bands; hinges cracked, extremities rubbed, binding still firm and attractive. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. SCARCE. Very good. Second edition, revised by Henri Basnage de Beauval, of Furetiere's controversial complete scientific and technological dictionary, that rewarded him with an unprecedented expulsion from the Academie Française. Volume I includes the preface to the first edition by philosopher Pierre Bayle. "It is, however, for his work as a lexicographer that Furetiere is known today, and his Dictionnaire universel des arts et des sciences (1690) remains an indispensable tool for scholars of seventeenth-century French literature and culture. Furetiere conceived of his work as a dictionary of things, rather than of words, and so presented a variety of technical, medical, and scientific terms within its pages. As such, the Dictionnaire universel served as a precursor to the encyclopedic dictionaries of the eighteenth century. "At the same time that Furetiere was preparing his dictionary, members of the Academie Française were compiling material for their own dictionary, a project begun in 1635. Sensing competition for its own project and judging him to be disloyal, the Académie accused Furetiere of using materials compiled by academiciens for their dictionary and, in 1685, revoked the royal privilege granting him permission to publish his Dictionnaire universel and expelled him from its ranks. In response, Furetiere wrote three factum in which he defended himself against the accusations of his former peers and claimed his dictionary to be more comprehensive in scope and more precise than the Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, which appeared in 1694. The Dictionnaire universel was published posthumously in Rotterdam in 1690, with a preface by Pierre Bayle." – Baker, pp. 123-145. "When Furetiere planned his Dictionnaire Universel, he knew of both Moreri's work [Grand Dictionnaire Historique, Lyon: 1674] and the ongoing Dictionnaire undertaken by the Academie Francaise, which finally appeared in 1694. Furetiere rejected the arrangement of words by their etymological roots, omitted proper names, historical and geographical material, but included the arts and sciences, now in alphabetical format for the first time. In this sense…it was Furetiere, not Moreri, who did the most radical thing: namely, to establish alphabetical order as an acceptable way of conveying summaries of the arts and sciences, rather than just biographical and historical information" (Yeo, p. 18). "Bayle had another chance to comment on the dictionaries—in fact, the first dictionary of arts and sciences—when he wrote the anonymous preface to Furetiere's Dictionnaire Universel, which appeared in 1690, after the author's death in 1688. Bayle welcomed this as a work that went beyond a dictionary of language that merely gave equivalent words in two languages. Instead, Furetiere had set out to provide descriptions of things, principles, and theories concerning the arts and sciences. Here Bayle recognised the importance of agreed definitions of terms as a basis for communication…. Secondly, Bayle hinted that the established academies were not likely to perform this function. This was a reference to the dispute between Furetiere and the Academie Francaise, whose own dictionary had still not appeared. When Furetiere's plans surfaced, his work was regarded as a rival and he was expelled from the Academie. Bayle wrote the preface as a vindication of Furetiere's reputation as a lexicographer. In the absence of appropriate works from the Academie, it therefore fell to individuals such as himself and Furetiere to compile the kind of useful work that would act as 'the touchstone for all other books,' a guarantee of exchanges within the Republic of Letters." (Yeo, p. 45). "Basnage de Beauval is also known for his major revision of what has recently been called 'the first encyclopedic dictionary of the Age of Classicism,' the Dictionnaire universel…. By rewriting and also adding new material to each entry, Basnage de Beauval doubled the contents of the abbé Furetiere's Dictionnaire universel. His revised and enlarged edition included the preface written by Pierre Bayle for the original 1691 Hague-Rotterdam edition published by Arnout and Reinier Leers. Late in his life, Basnage de Beauval began a second revision of Furetiere's dictionary; but illness and death prevented him from going beyond the letter 'D.' Jacques Basnage chose Brutel de la Rivière to complete his brother's work, which was published as the 2nd rev. ed. [9th ed.], 4 vols. (The Hague, 1727)" (Cerny, p. 19). REFERENCES: Baker, Christopher, Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1720: A Biographical Dictionary, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002; Cerny, G. Theology, Politics and Letters at the Crossroads of European Civilization, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 1987; Yeo, Richard, Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL APPLY – HEAVY! First Edition. 
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8 JOHNSON, Francis E. (1796?-1876). A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. Published under the patronage of the Honourable East-India Company.
London: Wm. H. Allen, 1852. 1852 
Printed by W.M. Watts, London. 4to. 1,420 pp. Printed in triple columns. Title and final leaf with edge wear. Original half black calf, publisher's cloth, five raised bands, blind-and gilt-stamped spine; extremities worn. Bookplate of the Gladstone Library – National Liberal Club, small rubber-stamps of the National Liberal Club (founded by Prime Minister William Gladstone in 1882). RARE. Second, vastly enlarged and revised edition – CONSIDERED THE BEST EDITION: originally the compilation of Meninski pioneered lexicography and Persian Farsi. His work was based upon native lexicons, and amplified and corrected from the same. This book of Johnson was at first a complete revision of John Richardson's dictionary, issued in Oxford, 1777-1780. It was revised and improved by Charles Wilkins, 1806-1810. Subsequently a new edition, considerably enlarged, by Johnson, was printed in 1829. SCHOLARS CONSIDER THIS 1852 BOOK SO IMPORTANT AND WITH SO MUCH NEW MATERIAL THAT IT IS A NEW BOOK. Regarding Richardson's folio Johnson offers the following comment, "It was inconvenient in size, bring printed in folio, with an ungraceful oriental type, and it was very defective in its stock and choice of words. It was little else than an abridgement of the Oriental Thesaurus of MENINSKI, printed in four folio volumes at Vienna in 1680, effected by omitting the Turkish words incorporated in that collection, and by putting together words of similar sound, but of different significations, and sometimes of different etymology … Richardson made some additions to his text, chiefly from the lexicons of GOLIUS and CASTELLUS…" At least one other issue is touched on: that of price – the new edition was produced at a third of the price of Richardson's treatise. He compliments the press of Watts, responsible for this edition. "The [dictionary] by Mr. Richardson and Sir Charles Wilkins, is the acknowledged groundwork of the author's labours." "JOHNSON, FRANCIS (1796?–1876), orientalist, spent much time in early manhood in Italy, where he applied himself to the study of oriental languages, and learned Arabic from an Arab. In March 1818 he left Rome in company with Charles (afterwards Sir Charles) Barry, Charles (afterwards Sir Charles) Lock Eastlake, and Kinnaird, an architect, for Athens. After studying antiquities there till June, Johnson and Barry travelled overland to Constantinople, but they parted in August, Johnson returning to Italy, while Barry pursued his travels in Egypt (Lady Eastlake, Memoir of C. L. Eastlake, p. 72; Barry, Sir Charles Barry, pp. 25 sq.). In 1824 Johnson was appointed to the chair of Sanskrit, Bengali, and Telugu in the East India Company's college at Haileybury. He resigned his chair in 1855, was married in 1857, and died at Hertford on 29 Jan. 1876. "THE GREAT WORK OF JOHNSON'S LIFE WAS HIS 'PERSIAN DICTIONARY." On its first publication in 1829 it was described as the third edition of Richardson's dictionary. It contained, however, much original matter, especially in respect of the Arabic element in Persian. In 1852 Johnson published a revised and much extended edition under his own name alone. This work is by far the most important contribution to Persian lexicography in any European language. Compound words are treated with especial completeness. Johnson also edited the 'Gulist?n' of Sa'di (1863), while in Sanskrit he re-edited, with the addition of a vocabulary and a collation of new manuscripts, H. H. Wilson's text and translation of the 'Meghad?ta' (1867). His well-known selections from the 'Mah?bh?rata' (1842) and his 'Hitopade?a,' London, 1840, 4to (subsequent editions 1847, 1848, and 1864), have long proved very useful to English beginners in the study of Sanskrit." – [Hertfordshire Mercury, 12 Feb. 1876; Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, new ser. vol. ix., Report for 1876; Johnson's Works.]. DNB – 1885-1900, Volume 30. For a dialog on some other titles written by Johnson, see: Raja Lahiani, Eastern Luminaries Disclosed to Western Eyes: A Critical ... – (2008), page 51. REFERENCES: Locations: Aberdeen, Birmingham, British Library, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, London Library, London School of Economics, National Library of Scotland Newcastle, Oxford, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Trinity College Dublin. 
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9 KAY, Ernest [comp.]. Dictionary of International Biography. Parts I & II.
London and Dartmouth: Dictionary of International Biography, (1969). 1969 
Two vols. Sixth Edition, 1969-1970. 8vo. 1315 pp. Port. photo of the King of Morocco. Purple cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jackets a bit soiled and edge worn. Very good. 
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10 KENNEDY, James, W.A. SMITH & A.F. JOHNSON [eds.]. Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature (Samuel Halkett and John Laing). New and Enlarged Edition. 7 vols.
Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1926-1934. 1926 
Large 8vo. xxviii, 472; 421; 412; 463; 406; 449; 588 pp. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, t.e.g., dust-jacket; jackets chipped. Very good. FIRST EDITIONS. RARE IN JACKETS. Volume 7 features an index and second supplement. A total of nine volumes were issued. First Edition. 
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11 KENRICK, William (c. 1725-1799). A New Dictionary of the English Language: Containing, Not only the Explanation of Words, with their Orthography, Etymology, and Idiomatical Use in Writing; but likewise, Their Orthoepia ….
London: John and Francis Rivington, William Johnston, Thomas Longman, and Thomas Cadell, 1773. 1773 
4to. [8], viii, 57, [1 blank], [724] pp. Errata – dictionary text printed in double columns; title-page with small upper margin tear and related gutter staining, outer edges to leaves somewhat browned. Later quarter brown cloth over contemporary calf, gilt-stamped black leather spine label, 5 raised bands; leather worn, later end-papers. Library paper spine label. Title-page signature of Andrew Law. Title-page and last few pages blind-stamp of Hartford Theological Seminary. Good. FIRST edition of Kenrick’s dictionary, “the first to indicate pronunciation with diacritical marks and to divide words according to their syllables” (Wikip.). However, Joan C. Beal points out that Kenrick’s “system involves even less interference with the traditional orthography than [Samuel] Johnson’s: indeed his system can hardly be called one of ‘transcription’ at all.” – Beal. Johnson’s Dictionary (1755) relies on those persons who are considered elegant speakers for giving proper pronunciation. Kenrick “used a series of numbers placed over syllables to indicate the precise quality of the vowels… This is certainly not a ‘phonetic’ system, even though the numeral always indicates the same sound…” (Beal). Kenrick “was an English novelist, playwright, translator and satirist, who spent much of his career libelling and lampooning his fellow writers. … [He] has been described as one of London’s most despised, drunken, and morally degenerate hack writers in the later eighteenth century” (Wikip.). PROVENANCE: Although it is impossible to determine absolutely, since the book was owned by the Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticut, it is likely that the Andrew Law who owned it was the famous 19th-century Connecticut composer who lived from 1749-1821. Law “was an American composer, preacher and singing teacher. He was born in Milford, Connecticut. Law wrote mostly simple hymn tunes and arranged tunes of other composers. His works include Select Harmony (1778) and a Collection of Best Tunes and Anthems (1779). He was among the first American composers to put the melody in the soprano instead of the tenor part, and was also one of the first Americans to write about music. Andrew Law also pioneered the FASOLA system of musical notation that simplified lessons in reading music during the Singing School era of New England music. He published Essays on Music in 1814” (Wikip.). REFERENCES: Alston, Robin C., A Bibliography of the English Language from the Invention of Printing to the Year 1800, (1966), V, 283; Holmberg, Boerje, On the Concept of Standard English and the History of Modern English Pronunciation, (1964) p. 29; Kennedy 6276; Courtney, William P., A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson, IV, p. 68; DNB; ESTC T114319; John Hart, ?Bror Danielsson, Works on English orthography and pronunciation, (1963), p. 20;. See: Joan C. Beal, English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence’s Grand Repository of the English Language, Oxford University Press, (1999), 4.1.2, pp. 72-73; Ronald A. Wells, Dictionaries and the Authoritarian Tradition: Study in English Usage and Lexicography, (1973), pp. 24, 45, 124. FULL TITLE: A New Dictionary of the English Language: Containing, Not only the Explanation of Words, with their Orthography, Etymology, and Idiomatical Use in Writing; but likewise, Their Orthoepia or Pronunciation in Speech, according to the present Practice of polished Speakers in the Metropolis…. First Edition. 
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12 KENRICK, William (c. 1725-1799). A New Dictionary of the English Language: Containing, Not only the Explanation of Words, with their Orthography, Etymology, and Idiomatical Use in Writing; but likewise, Their Orthoepia or Pronunciation in Speech, according to the present Practice of polished Speakers in the Metropolis….
London: John and Francis Rivington, William Johnston, Thomas Longman, and Thomas Cadell, 1773. 1773 
4to. [8], viii, 57, [1 blank], [724] pp. Errata – dictionary text printed in double columns; title-page with small upper margin tear and related gutter staining, outer edges to leaves somewhat browned. Later quarter brown cloth over contemporary calf, gilt-stamped black leather spine label, 5 raised bands; leather worn, later end-papers. Library paper spine label. Title-page signature of Andrew Law. Title-page and last few pages blind-stamp of Hartford Theological Seminary. Good. FIRST edition of Kenrick's dictionary, "the first to indicate pronunciation with diacritical marks and to divide words according to their syllables" (Wiki.pedia). However, Joan C. Beal points out that Kenrick's "system involves even less interference with the traditional orthography than [Samuel] Johnson's: indeed his system can hardly be called one of 'transcription' at all." – Beal. Johnson's Dictionary (1755) relies on those persons who are considered elegant speakers for giving proper pronunciation. Kenrick "used a series of numbers placed over syllables to indicate the precise quality of the vowels… This is certainly not a 'phonetic' system, even though the numeral always indicates the same sound…" (Beal). Kenrick "was an English novelist, playwright, translator and satirist, who spent much of his career libeling and lampooning his fellow writers. … [He] has been described as one of London's most despised, drunken, and morally degenerate hack writers in the later eighteenth century" (Wiki.pedia). PROVENANCE: Likely ownership of this book is attributable to Andrew Law who was the famous 19th-century Connecticut composer who lived from 1749-1821. Law "was an American composer, preacher and singing teacher. He was born in Milford, Connecticut. Law wrote mostly simple hymn tunes and arranged tunes of other composers. His works include Select Harmony (1778) and a Collection of Best Tunes and Anthems (1779)." (Wiki.pedia). REFERENCES: Alston, Robin C., A Bibliography of the English Language from the Invention of Printing to the Year 1800, (1966), V, 283; Holmberg, Boerje, On the Concept of Standard English and the History of Modern English Pronunciation, (1964) p. 29; Kennedy 6276; Courtney, William P., A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson, IV, p. 68; DNB; ESTC T114319; John Hart, Bror Danielsson, Works on English orthography and pronunciation, (1963), p. 20;. See: Joan C. Beal, English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language, Oxford University Press, (1999), 4.1.2, pp. 72-73; Ronald A. Wells, Dictionaries and the Authoritarian Tradition: Study in English Usage and Lexicography, (1973), pp. 24, 45, 124. First Edition. 
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13 MALLETT, Daniel Trowbridge. Mallett's Index of Artists: International-Biographical. Including Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Engravers and Etchers of the Past and the Present. [with]: Supplement to Mallett's Index of Artists. Two works.
New York: Peter Smith, 1948. 1948 
Two works. Reprint. 8vo. xxxiv, 493; xxxviii, 319 pp. Beige cloth, black stamped spine title. Very good. 
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14 NEWMAN, James Roy (editor). The Harper Encyclopedia of Science.
Washington, D.C.: Harper & Row, 1963. 1963 
4 volumes. 4to. 1379 pp. Profusely illustrated [2500] (250+ in color), index. Red gilt-stamped cloth. Slip-case (some wear). Very heavy and large set – extra postage required. Complete. Very good. Newman (1907-1966), American mathematician and mathematical historian, is credited for coining and first describing the mathematical concept "googol" in his book (co-authored by Edward Kasner) Mathematics and The Imagination. 
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15 PICOCHE, Jacqueline. Dictionnaire Etymologique du Français.
Paris: Les usuels du Robert, 1985. 1985 2850360139 / 9782850360138 
Thin 8vo. xii, 827 pp. Cloth; top edge soiled. Very good. ISBN: 2850360139 
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16 REY, Alain; Sophie CHANTREAU. Dictionnaire des Expressions et Locutions. Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée.
Paris: Les usuels du Robert, 1986. 1986 2850360678 / 9782850360671 
Thin 8vo. xiii, 1035 pp. Cloth; top edge soiled, rear board dinged at top edge. Good. ISBN: 2850360678 / 2-85036-067-8 
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17 VULLERS, Johann August (1803-1880). Lexicon Persico-Latinum Etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis Borhâni Qâtiu, Haft Qulzum et Bahâri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-Shuûrî confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum. [2 volumes].
Bonnae ad Rhenum: Impensis Adolphi Marci, 1855-1864. 1855 
2 volumes. 4to. 965, [3]; x, [2], 1566 pp. Double columns, includes appendix and addenda & corrigenda. Early half-calf, marbled boards; neatly re-backed preserving original spines, rubbed, new endpapers. Very good. First and only edition; this is the most comprehensive study of Persian languages with translation into Latin. Beautifully printed with the Persian words and letters printed in the Tauchnitz-type, as well as Sanskrit and Zend in Lichtenberger-type. This is an exhaustive work – a culmination of many years devoted to the study of Persian languages. This Lexicon is one of the major works of the orientalist Johann August Vullers, who pioneered the methodic study and historical record of ancient Persian languages including Zend and Sanskrit. He was familiar with contributions from European scholars in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (such as John Richardson (1741-1811?), François Mesgnien Meninski (1623/1620-1698), Thesaurus Linguarum Orientalium, 1680). Vullers came from a school of young orientalists headed by Baron Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838), who emerged as the founder of scientific Arabic studies in Europe. This lexicon was originally issued in fascicules beginning in 1853. The form of this two-volume set is the completed work issued between 1855 and 1864. A supplement was issued in 1867, not present here (vi, 136 pp.). In 1962 a reprint was issued. Johann August Vullers (1803-1880), born in Bonn, was professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Ludoviciana [now called the University of Giessen], Giessen, from 1833 till retirement, where he also passed away. He regarded Orientalism as a separate science. He was a versatile teacher, and served for almost half a century in Gießen. His main interests were Persian language and literature. His works include: Fragmente uber die Religion des Zoroaster (Bonn, 1831); Institutiones Linguae Persicae cum Sanscrita et Zendica Lingua Comparatae (Gießen, 1840-50, 2 vols.); Grammatica Linguae Persica (Gießen, 1870); Ferdawsi, Shah-nama, ed. J. A. Vullers as Firdusii Liber Regum..., 3 vols., Leiden, 1877-84 – see: Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature ..., Volume 2, by John McClintock, James Strong, p. 879-880; Ehsan Yar-Shater (ed.), Encyclopædia Iranica, Volume 13, Page 261. REFERENCES: Locations: British Library, Cardiff, University of Cambridge, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, St. Andrews, School of Oriental & African Studies, Trinity College Dublin. 
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18 WILLIAMS, Trevor I. A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists.
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1969. 1969 
8vo. xi, 592 pp. Dark green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Very good book in poor d.j. 
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19 WILLIAMS, Trevor I. (ed.). A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists.
London: Adam & Charles Black, (1969). 
8vo. xi, 592 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. 
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20 [DARWIN, C.] R.B. FREEMAN. Charles Darwin; a Companion.
(Folkstone, UK): Dawson, (1978). 
8vo. 309 pp. Text figs. Green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Dust jacket present. 
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