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BOTTARELLI, Ferdinando
[New Italian, English, and French pocket-dictionary. 1820]
The new Italian, English, and French pocket dictionary. Carefully compiled from the dictionaries of La Crusca; Dr. S. Johnson; the French Academy; and others of the best authority. Having the parts of speech properly distinguished; and each word accented according to its true pronunciation: a new edition, very greatly augmented, and much improved, by a union of the respective works of F. Bottarelli and G. Polidori. In three volumes. ...
London: printed for Wingrave & Collingwood; F., C., & J. Rivington; J. Nunn; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown; Cadell & Davies [& sixteen others in London]; and Stirling & Slade, Edinburgh, 1820.
3 vols ; 12.8 x 13.5 cm. (obl. 12º)
I: xii, 610, [2] p.
II: [4], 585, [1] p.
III: [4], 566, [2] p.

The editor's advertisement is signed 'P.R. Rota'. Printer's statement of T.C. Hansard on title-page verso and colophon of all three volumes. First published in London, 1777, Bottarelli's dictionary went through several editions in London and Venice. Volume I contains the Italian before the English and the French; vol. II, the English before the French and the Italian; vol. III, the French before the Italian and the English. Final leaf of 'Books printed for the Proprietors of this work' at the end of vols I and III.

Binding C19th 'catspaw' mottled calf, thick-thin gilt-ruled borders, gilt double-ruled spines, dark green morocco spine-labels.

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