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Florio, John (1553-1625) Queen Anna's New World of Words, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English Tongues.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
67
Estimate:
$7,000 - $10,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Florio, John (1553-1625) Queen Anna's New World of Words, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English Tongues. London: Printed by Melch. Bradwood, for Edw. Blount and William Barret, 1611. Second edition, an expanded version of Florio's A Worlde of Wordes, originally published in 1598, illustrated with a fine engraved portrait of Florio by Hole bound after the preliminary leaves, title page printed within a woodcut border, bound in contemporary or slightly later speckled calfskin, rebacked, with the engraved ticket of S. Sudbury, Bookseller & Stationer, Swaffham; later endleaves added at the time of the repair, 11 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.

Florio was the first translator of Montaigne's works into English, was a friend and possible influencer of William Shakespeare, and contributed this important Elizabethan English/Italian dictionary.

[para]6, [port]1, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Eee6, Fff4 (blank Fff4 blank & present), Ggg-Qqq4 (Qqq4 blank & present).
http://estc.bl.uk/S121353
Estimate $7,000-10,000


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