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COLES, Elisha (1640?--1680)
An English dictionary, explaining the difficult terms that are used in divinity, husbandry, physick, philosophy, law, navigation, mathematicks, and other arts and sciences. Containing many thousand of hard words (and proper names of places) more than are in any other English dictionary or expositor. Together with the etymological derivation of them from their proper fountains, whether Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, or any other language. In a method more comprehensive than any that is extant. By E. Coles, ...
London: printed for Peter Parker, 1701.
[372] p. ; 16.1 cm. (12º)

Unpaginated; text in three columns. Originally published in 1676; thirteen editions had been published by 1732. Coles, a schoolmaster and lexicographer, was the author of other works including an English-Latin dictionary and the first historical survey of English shorthand. ESTC t113204; Alston V.69.

Binding C18th sheep, blind double-ruled borders, later onlaid calf spine, gilt double-ruled with red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1120


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