Place Published: Basileae,
Publisher: Printer - Henricpetri, Sebastian
Date Published: 1627
Binding: Hard Cover
1627. Date printed on the Colophon Page, the last page. M DC XXVII
9 x 14.5 x 5 inches. 1,884 total pages: ,1582pp. ; 302pp.. Leather bindings very worn. Inside pages with various degrees of foxing. Overall condition fair. Book is very heavy and extra postage will be required.
Ambrose Calepini's Dictionary of the Eleven Languages, Now Finally Accurate Amendment, And of Infinite Places Augmentation They respond to Latin, Hebrew, Greek, French, Italian, German, Belgian, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, English
One of the earliest and most widely circulated dictionaries in the 16th century was Ambrogio Calepino’s Dictionarium.
The early editions included Latin and Greek, which Calepino had studied as an Augustinian. Vernacular languages were added to later editions, with significant local variation. After Calepino’s death in 1510, many other scholars and compilers took on the task of expanding and editing later versions of the Dictionarium, leading to a great degree of variation between editions. Calepino's name became nearly synonymous with dictionary in 16th century Europe, as Webster's was in 20th century America. It accumulated additional languages as it went through dozens of sixteenth century editions, until the 1590 Basel edition featured equivalents for 11 languages in all. By 1785 it had been reissued some 150 times: the longest-running dictionary of the early modern period .
Biblio ref: German Lexicography in the European Context, William Jervis Jones, Walter de Gruyter, 2000, Item #257 (p.150/151) Basel (1627 edition)
Fair. Item #8680