Posted on Oct 16, 2018

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Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry, 1888. (2), vi, 368, 374, 34 pages. (Pages 267/268 are mispaginated as 367/368, but with no loss of text, sequence or sense.) 140x135mm. Full leather binding, spine ruled gilt, with label lettered gilt. Marbled endpapers. Text in English and French. ** The naval and military terms, in French and English, gathered in the supplement at end, are intended "for the Use of Officers in General, but especially British Officers". ** *** Thomas Nugent (1770? -1772) was a travel-writer, translator and lexicographer of Irish origin. He is believed to have been related to Edmund Burke by marriage. His works were particularly useful tor English and Irish travellers embarking on the 'Grand Tour' during the eighteenth century.*** Some wear to binding at tips of boards, otherwise the binding is very sound, with the text- block firm and clean. Lacking the rear free endpaper, with book plates having been removed from the front paste-down endpaper. The final leaf of this volume has at some time been removed and curiously later been stapled to its preceding leaf, making the volume complete, but with a small loss to text on the inner lower edge of the penultimate page. Notwithstanding these blemishes, this is a very good copy of the rare fourth edition of this important dictionary, new editions of which continued to be issued into the mid-nineteenth century. €275
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