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