Dictionnaire de la Langue Francoise, Ancienne et Moderne, de Pierre Richelet; Augmente de Plusiers Additions d'Histoire, de Grammaire, de Critique, de Jurisprudence, et d'un Nouvel Abrege de la Vie des Auteurs citez dans tout L'Ouvrage
César-Pierre Richelet was a 17th-century French grammarian and lexicographer who edited this first methodically-organized dictionary of the French language. Richelet rejected dialectic, archaic and trivial words and only included words in general use at the time, supported by literary quotations. The first edition appeared in 1680 and was ordered to be burned but was rescued by Richelet and reissued in 1681. Many later editions, including this one by Pierre Aubert in 1728, appeared after Richelet's death. An abridged version of 1759 was more popular than the original but various editions continued right into the early 19th century.
Publisher: Jacques Estienne
Date Published: 1728
Place Published: Paris
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Vol. 1: cxvj, 762 p. Vol. 2: 797 p. Vol. 3: 881 p. 41 cm. Full leather bindings with raised bands and gold impressing. Scuffed, worn and bumped. Cracking near edges of spines and some chipping out of spine head and tails. Book plates on front pastedown endpapers. Moderate foxing and thumbing scattered throughout the three volumes. Vol. 1: Small brown stain on front pastedown endpaper and half title. Half title creased. Chip out of top of p. 275-276. Vol. 2: Small label and label residue front pastedown endpaper. Large stain on title page has affected nearby pages. Some staining. Some dampstains around bottom corners.