An Abridgement of the Last Quarto Edition of Ainsworth's Dictionary, English and Latin

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An Abridgement of the Last Quarto Edition of Ainsworth's Dictionary, English and Latin

MORELL, Thomas

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Robert Ainsworth was master of 'a considerable boarding-school' but acquired a moderate fortune and gave it up. About 1714, a proposal was made to some of the leading London booksellers to compete a new English and Latin Dictionary. Ainsworth was engaged to carry out the work but needed assistance due to his advanced age and an eye disorder. Nevertheless, the first edition appeared in 1736 and long remained the best Latin-English Dictionary. Thomas Morell was a classical scholar and librettist.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. Pote et al
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1785
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Unpaginated. 22 cm. Full leather with gold impressing and burgundy spine label. Front board and endpapers detached, chipped spine ends, worn corners. Book plate for Lord Walsingham on front pastedown.

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