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1 A new and general biographical dictionary; containing an historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons in every nation; particularly the British and Irish; from the earliest accounts of time to the present period.
London: printed for T. Osborne, J. Whiston and B. White, W. Strahan, T. Payne, W. Owen, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, B. Law, T. Field, T. Durham, J. Robson, R. Goadby, and E. Baker, 1761-1767. 
Octavo. Twelve volumes. I: viii, 515pp.; II: [i], 454pp.; III: [i], 588pp.; IV: [i], 452pp.; V: [i], 516pp.; VI: [i], 582pp.; VII: [i], 543pp.; VIII: 650pp.; IX: [i], 418pp.; X: [i], 534pp.; XI: 524, [xiv]pp.; XII: [i], 519, [iv]pp. I: []4, B8-Z8, Aa8-Kk8, Ll2; II: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Ff8, Gg4 (Gg4 blank); III: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Oo8, Pp4, Qq2; IV: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Ff8, gg2; V: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Kk8, Ll2; VI: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Oo8, Pp4 (Pp4 blank); VII: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Mm8; VIII: A8-Z8, Aa8-Rr8, Ss6 (Ss6 blank); IX: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Dd8, Ee2 (Ee2 blank); X: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Ll8, Mm4 (Mm4 blank); XI: A8-Z8, Aa8-Mm8, Ll2 (last seven leaves without signatures); XII: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Kk8, Ll6. The twelfth volume, the 'Supplement,' was published in 1767. Contemporary calf, worn. A few covers loose. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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Nouveau dictionnaire de l’Académie françoise Dedié av roy ...
2 Nouveau dictionnaire de l’Académie françoise Dedié av roy ...
A Paris: Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard, 1718. 
Folio. Two volumes. I: [xvi], 922pp.; II: [iv], -820pp. I: []2, ([]2 blank), ?3, ?4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, AAaaa4-ZZzzz4, AAAaaa2. II: []2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, AAaa4-ZZzz4, AAaaa4-KKkkk4, LLlll2. Second edition, revised mainly by F.S. Regnier Desmarais. Dedicatory epistle by G. Massieu. With the half-titles present. Title vignette, head-pieces and initials. Volume I has added engraved title-page: Le Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise. Contemporary calf, repaired. All edges marbled red. From the libraries of Lord Northwick and Lord Berwick. Very good copy. Since this item is comprised of two hefty tomes, standard postage quotes for this item do not apply. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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3 The sportsman's dictionary: or, The country gentleman's companion, in all rural recreations : with full and particular instructions for hawking, ... Extracted from the most celebrated English and French authors, ancient and modern: with large Improvements
London: Printed For C. Hitch, At The Red Lion, And C. Davis, Both In Pater-Noster-Row; And S. Austen, At The Angel And Bible In St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735. 
Octavo. Two volumes. I: []4, B8-Z8, Aa8-Bb8; II: []2, Cc8-Zz8, Aaa8. First edition. No pagination. Contemporary calf, worn. With music and 25 plates, some folding. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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A new dictionary of the terms ancient and modern of the canting crew, in its several tribes, of gypsies, beggers, thieves, cheats, &c. With an addition of some proverbs, phrases, figurative speeches, &c. Useful for all sorts of people, ..., B. E., Gentleman.
4 B. E., Gentleman. A new dictionary of the terms ancient and modern of the canting crew, in its several tribes, of gypsies, beggers, thieves, cheats, &c. With an addition of some proverbs, phrases, figurative speeches, &c. Useful for all sorts of people, ...
London: Printed for W. Hawes at the Rose in Ludgate-street, P. Gilbourne at the corner of Chancery-lane in Fleet-street, and W. Davis at the Black Bull in Cornhill, 1699. First Edition 
Octavo. [184] pages. First edition. Title within double line border. Text in double columns. A4, B8-M8. In a modern Cambridge panel-style binding. Wing E5. Washed. Lower margin extended in a number of leaves, rarely affecting text. The book must have been in a fire, charring the lower part of the pages, but luckily not affecting the text. A stain, starting around I6, and getting worse toward the end, in the lower right-hand margin of the book. For all the faults described, still a very good copy. 
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5 Chauvin, Etienne. Lexicon Philosophicum. Secundis Curis ... ita tum Recognitum & Castigatum; tim variae variis in locis illustratum; tum passim quammultis accessionibus auctum & locupletatum, ut denuo quasi Novum Opus in lucem prodeat.
Leovardiæ: Excudit Franciscus Halma, 1713. 
Folio. xiv, 720pp. pi2, [*]2, **2, A4-Z4, AA4-ZZ4, AAA4-ZZZ4, AAAA4-XXXX4. With an added engraved title-page. Engraved title vignette on title-page. With the half-title present. Title-page in red-and-black. Second enlarged edition. Contemporary calf, rebacked. With a frontispiece portrait of Chauvin and 30 fold-out plates depicting all types of physical and chemical experiments, etc. Poggendorff I, 427. 
Price: 1150.00 USD
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Institutiones Linguæ Græcæ, olim quidem scriptæ à N. Clenardo., Clenardus, Nicolas.
6 Clenardus, Nicolas. Institutiones Linguæ Græcæ, olim quidem scriptæ à N. Clenardo.
Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1660. 
Octavo. [iv]ff., 413 pages. Title-page in red and black. Printer's device on title-page. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt. Double gilt fillet borders. From the library of Harold B. Copinger, with his bookplate. Copinger was the author of "The Elzevier press; a handlist of the productions of the Elzevier presses at Leyden, Amsterdam, the Hague and Utrecht: with references to Willems, Berghman, Rahir and other bibliographers." Willems 1255; Rahir 1287; Berghman 699. An excellent association copy. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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7 De Coetlogon, Dennis. An universal history of arts and sciences: or, A comprehensive illustration, definition, and description of all sciences, divine and human; and of all arts, liberal and mechanical.
London: Printed and sold by John Hart, in Popping's-Court, Fleet-Street., 1745. 
Large folio. Two volumes. I: [iv], 1203, [i]pp.; II: [ii], 1244, [xlvi]pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked. With thirty-four plates, some folding. Alston, III.237; ESTC T138709. 
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Le dictionnaire des Halles, ou Extrait de l'Academie françoise., Furetiere, Antoine, attributed to.
8 Furetiere, Antoine, attributed to. Le dictionnaire des Halles, ou Extrait de l'Academie françoise.
A Bruxelles: Chez Franc¸ois Foppens, 1696. 
Octavo. [x], 228 pages. Globe title vignette. Fictitious imprint; printed in Paris. Nineteenth-century red morocco, rebacked earlier. From the library of René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt, French dramatist, with his bookplate. A very fine copy internally. 
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Lexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Explaining not only the Terms of Art, but the Arts Themselves., Harris, John.
9 Harris, John. Lexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Explaining not only the Terms of Art, but the Arts Themselves.
London: For D. Brown, T. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, T. Newborough, J. Nicholson, T. Benskin, B. Tooke, D.Midwinter, T. Leigh & F. Coggan, 1704-1710. 
Folio. Two volumes. Unpaginated. I: [926]pp.; II: [626], 44, [10], 120, [62]pp. I: []1, a4-b24, c1, B4-Z4, Aa4-Hh4, aaa4-Zzz4, 5A4-5Z4, 6A4-6Z4, 7A4-7N4, 7O4; II: [a] 2, b4, *2- ***2, B4, C1, a2-t2, C2, D4-P4, Q2, Aaa4-Ooo4, Ppp2, Qqq4-Sss4, Ttt2, *Vvv2, Uuu4-Xxx4, Yyy2, 5A4-5Z4, 7A4-7G4, 7H2, A2-N4, O1, A2-Z2, Aa2-Bb2, C2-D2, Ee2-Gg2, C1, D2, a2-m2, n1. First edition. Printed in double columns. Contemporary Cambridge panel-style bindings, rebacked and repaired. With an engraved portrait by G.White after R. White in first state (Aetat Suae 37) and 7 plates (some folding) in volume I, and 7 engraved plates (some folding) in volume II. Sion College Library copy. Volume I with the inscription of Richard Roderick, one of the original subscribers, on the front pastedown. It reads: "Bibliotheca Sionensi D. D. Rich. Roderick. S. TP. Sti Mich: Bassishaw Lond. Rector 1706" With the Stamp of Sion College on the verso of the title-pages of both volumes. Richard Roderick was also President of Sion College. Volume II has bookplate of Edward Waple, Vicar of St. Sepulchre Church, London, dated 1712, also associated with Sion College. Overall, a very good copy with excellent provenance. 
Price: 9000.00 USD
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10 Harrison, Ralph. Rudiments of English Grammar.
[Philadelphia] : Whitehall-Press: by William Young, for Matthew Carey, bookseller, no. 118. High-Street, Philadelphia., 1798. 
Duodecimo. 120pp. Fifth American edition. Contemporary calf, somewhat worn. About an inch long slit on upper hinge. Staining to title-page and last leaf of text from turn-overs. A good copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Poeseos Asiaticae Commentariorum Libri Sex,..., Jones, William.
11 Jones, William. Poeseos Asiaticae Commentariorum Libri Sex,...
London: T. Cadell, 1774. 
Octavo. [ii]ff., xxxi, 542pp., [i]ff. a8-b8, A8-Z8, Aa8-Ll8. First edition. Modern brown half calf over brown cloth. With 3 plates engraved with specimens of old Chinese poetry, Arabic poetry, and Persian lyrics. Numerous other specimens of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Greek poetry within text. Lowndes II, 1039. Deaccessioned from the Detroit Public Library, but with no markings. 
Price: 525.00 USD
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12 Lauremberg, P. Newe und Vermehrte Acerra Philologica,...
Cleve: Gedruckt bey Tobias Silberling, 1666. 
Small octavo. 934pp., [xvi]ff. In a contemporary vellum binding. Lacks two leaves of index. Textually complete. Early and intersting book from the provincial presses. 
Price: 775.00 USD
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13 Lutz, Marc. Dictionnaire geographique-statistique de la Suisse. Trad. de l'allemand et revu par J.L.B. Leresche.
Lausanne: Samuel Delisle, 1836 
Octavo. Two volumes. First edition. Quarter morocco, hinges weak and rubbed. Internally fine. 
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14 Massey, William. Corruptae latinitatis index: or, a collection of barbarous words and phrases, which are found in the works of the most celebrated modern writers in Latin.
London: printed for George Keith, at the Bible and Crown, in Gracechurch Street, 1755. 
Octavo. vii, [i], 99, [i]pp. A4-N4, O2. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC T99289. 
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15 Massey, William. Corruptae latinitatis index: or, a collection of barbarous words and phrases, which are found in the works of the most celebrated modern writers in Latin. With an alphabetical table, shewing, what words and phrases, taken from the classics, would have clearly and fully answered their purpose. To which are Added, Three Alphabetical Indexes of Words and Phrases, found in Apicius, Lactantius and Prudentius, which are not to be met with in the most approved Latin Classics. By William Massey, Master of a Boarding-School at Wandsworth.
London: printed for George Keith, at the Bible and Crown, in Gracechurch Street, 1755. 
Octavo. vii, [i], 99, [i]pp. A4-N4, O2. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC T99289. 
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16 Miri, Adam Erdmann. Summarium Ebrææ Linguæ, Septendecim Tabulis,...
Budapest: Sumptibus Davidis Richteri, 1717 
Quarto. 32pp. Disbound. In a plastic protective envelope. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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17 Pagninus, Sanctus. Otzar leshon hakodesh Hoc est, Thesaurus linguae sanctae. Sic enim inscribere placuit lexicon hoc Hebraicum : quod quem admodum ex thesauro pretiosissima [In fine] : Hoc est, finis thesauri linguae sanctae.
Lugduni: S. Gryphius Germanus Excudebat, 1529. 
Folio. 16 leaves, [1376] pages. First edition. Title-page with woodcut border. Contemporary vellum, repaired. Baudrier VIII, 52; Adams P36. 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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18 Perry, William. The royal standard English dictionary: In which the words are not only rationally divided into syllables, accurately accented, their part of speech properly distinguished, and, their various significations arranged in one line; ...
Printed at Boston: by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews. Sold by them, and the other booksellers in Boston; by I. Thomas, in Worcester; by Thomas, Andrews & Penniman, in Albany; and by Thomas, Andrews & Butler, in Baltimore, January, 1800. 
Square 18mo. [iv], 596 pages. The fifth American edition, carefully revised and corrected. Contemporary sheep, repaired. Some waterstaining. Title-page guarded at the gutter. Paper browned throughout. 
Price: 380.00 USD
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19 Pilkington, Matthew. The gentleman's and connoisseur's dictionary of painters: Containing a complete collection, and account, of the most distinguished artists, who have flourished in the art of painting, at Rome, Venice, Naples, Florence, and other Cities of Italy; in Holland, Flanders, England, Germany, or France; from the Year 1250, when the Art of Painting was revived by Cimabue, to the Year 1767; including above Five hundred Years, and the Number of Artists amounting to near One thousand Four hundred. Extracted From the most authentic Writers who have treated on the Subject of Painting, in Latin, Italian, Spanish, English, French, and Low Dutch. To which are added, two catalogues; The One, a Catalogue of the Disciples of the most famous Masters; for the Use of those, who desire to obtain a critical Knowledge of the different Hands, and Manners, of the different Schools. - The other, a Catalogue of those Painters, who imitated the Works of the eminent Masters so exactly, as to have their Copies frequently mistaken for Originals…
London: Printed for T. Cadell, (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, 1770. 
Quarto. xxxiv, 723, [ii]pp. pi4, a4-c4, d2, B4-Z4, AA4-ZZ4, AAA4-ZZZ4, AAAA4-YYYY4, [ZZZZ] 1. First edition. Half brown morocco over boards. Boards somewhat worn. Graesse V, 292; Lowndes 1867; Chamberlin 1151; ESTC T144419. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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20 Scapula, Joannes. Joan. Scapulæ Lexicon Græco-Latinum, e probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicibus, et Græco et Latino, auctis, et correctis.
Leyden: Apud Franciscum Hackium [Bonaventura & Abraham Elzevir], 1652. 
Folio. 4ff., 1790 columns. In a contemporary calf binding, rebacked. Brunet V, 181; Graesse VI, 290; Willems 706; Berghman 712; Ebert 20462; Copinger 4109; Rahir 703. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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