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ALTIERI, Ferdinando
Dizionario italiano ed inglese. A dictionary Italian and English, containing all the words of the Vocabulary della Crusca and several hundred more taken from the most approved authors; with proverbs and familiar phrases, to which is prefix'd a table of the authors, quoted in this work. ... By Ferdinand Altieri, professor of the Italian tongue in London. The second edition, corrected and improved.
Venice: printed for John Baptist Pasquali, 1751.
2 vols ; 25.4 cm. (4º)
I: [8], 600 p.
II: [4], 538, [2] p.

Altieri's dictionary was first published in London, 1726--27; this is a Venetian reprint of the second edition printed for W. Innys, London, 1750 and edited by Evangelista Palermo. Volume II has title: Dizionario inglese ed italiano. A dictionary English and Italian ... . Publisher's 'Catalogus Librorum' at end of vol. II. Title-pages printed in red and black.

Copy Notes Volume I is inscribed in faded ink on the front free-endpaper John Soan / Naples Jan. 19. 1779 / 3½ ducats, all but the price traced over in darker ink with the addition of the final 'e' to Soane's name. (See Du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753--80, New York and London 1977, pp. 172 and 474 n.105). Another copy of 'Altieri's Italian Dictionary 2 Vs. 4to.', edition unspecified, was bought from Thomas Boone for £1 on 8 July 1807, but is not now in Soane's library. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th Italian vellum, gilt-framed spine-title compartments stained red and black.

Reference Number 1158


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