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BARETTI, Giuseppe Marco Antonio (1719--1789)
A dictionary of the English and Italian languages. By Joseph Baretti. Improved and augmented with above ten thousand words, omitted in the last edition of Altieri. To which is prefixed, an Italian and English grammar. A new edition. ...
London: printed for J. Nourse; W. Strahan; J.F. and C. Rivington; T. Payne and Son; W. Owen; G. Keith; T. Longman; B. Law; J. Robson; J. Johnson; F. Newbery; G. Robinson; T. Cadell; P. Elmsley; R. Baldwin; T. Evans; W. Goldsmith; and W. Fox, 1778.
2 vols ; 26.3 cm. (4º)
I: xxxiv, [698] p.
II: [4], xxxix, [1], [436] p.

Title-page to vol. II reads: Dizionario delle lingue italiana ed inglese. Di Guiseppe Baretti ... . First published in 1760 with a preface by Samuel Johnson, Baretti's dictionary superseded that of Ferdinando Altieri first published in 1726--7 (1751 ed., q.v.), and continued to be reprinted (with revisions) until the twentieth century. Giuseppe Baretti first settled in London in 1751 and published a number of works including An account of the manners and customs of Italy, 1768 (q.v.), a copy of which Soane acquired in 1777 before departing on his grand tour the following spring. Baretti was tutor to the Thrale family and became well-known in Johnson's and Reynold's circles. Reynolds did his portrait in 1774. Boswell described him as an 'Italian of considerable literature'. See L. Collison-Morley, Giuseppe Baretti: with an account of his literary friendships and feuds in Italy and in England in the days of Dr. Johnson, John Murray, 1909. ESTC t83922.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for £1 4s. on 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). With Boone's pencil price and codes on front free-endpaper of vol. I. Both volumes inscribed in ink on the front free end-papers Richd: Buckeridge / St. John's Coll: / Oxon. Buckeridge was the son of the Revd. Theophilus Buckeridge of Lichfield; he matriculated at Oxford on 14 December 1784, aged 19, and served briefly as vicar of Hope, Derbyshire, 1789--91 when he received his BCL.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine with gilt-tooled compartments, black morocco spine-labels.

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