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In addition to rare novels, autobiographies, and non-fiction academic books, Biblio also features a wide variety of rare and antique dictionaries. Many of the rare dictionaries that are featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room are old foreign dictionaries, and others are multi-volume sets of original American English dictionaries and encyclopedias. Some of the rare dictionaries also include little-known grammatical details that would be sure to thrill any linguist.



Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Sociét...

From Skarstedt Rare Books

€75,000.00


An American Dictionary of the English Language by Webster, Noah

New York: S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Complete in two volumes. Contemporary mottled calf with black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, with the "Additions and ...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$22,000.00


A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which The Words are Deduced From Their Originals. Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples From the Best Writers, To Which Are Prefixed, A History of the Language and An English Grammar by Johnson, Samuel

London: For W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton, T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. & J. Dodsley, 1755. First Edition. Folio. Two Volumes. First issue reading of D7 (Bacon's Natural History and Milton's Paradise Lost ). Complete in two ...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

$11,500.00


Law Dictionary, England, c 1745, 326 pp by Manuscript

1753. Eighteenth-Century English Manuscript Law Dictionary [Manuscript]. [Law Dictionary]. England, c.1753. [326] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary limp reversed calf with yapp edges, raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few minor scuffs and s...

From The Lawbook Exchange Ltd

$4,500.00


The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo (Complete Text in 5 volumes) by Thompson, G.A.; De Alcedo, Colonel Don Antonio

London: James Carpenter et al, 1812. Complete text in 5 volumes. First editions. Published London: James Carpenter et al., 1812 - 1815. 4to's, 8 3/4" x 11", xx+574; 597; 512; 636; xl+462+1+105pp., illustrated with tables (one folding). Bound...

From The Wild Muse

$3,250.00


Lexicon Tetraglotton, An English-French-Italian-Spanish Dictionary: Whereunto is Adjoined a large Nomenclature of the proper Terms (in all the four) . . . With another Volume of the Choicest Proverbs in all the said Toungs. . . by Howell, James

London: Printed by J.G. for Cornelius Bee, 1660. First Edition . Hardcover. Fair. Rare First Edition of one of the most important works in the history of lexicography and a major source of the plagiarized proverbs Benjamin Franklin published in Poor Ri...

From Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books

$3,000.00


A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES by Silva, Penny (ed.) Nelson Mandela

NY: Oxford University Press, 1996. First edition, limited issue of 100 numbered copies issued with a limitation page and signed by Nelson Mandela on the title page to benefit The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Copy #42. Edited with a Preface by Penny...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA

$2,250.00


Grammatica Graeca, sive Educatio Puerilis Linguae Graecae by Golius, Theophilus

Amsterdam: Johannes Wolters, 1714. Theophili Golii Grammatica Graeca, sive Educatio Puerilis Linguae Graecae. Pro Gymnasio Argentinensi primum conscripta, jamque denuo ab Authore aucta & recognita. Editio novissima prioribus corectior & distinctio...

From The Haunted Bookshop, LLC

$2,000.00


Vocabolario toscano, e turchesco arricchito di molte voci arabe, persiane, tartare, e greche, necessarie alla perfetta cognizione della stessa lingua turchesca. Con la giunta di alcuni Rudimenti Grammaticali utili per impossessarsi del vero idioma turchesco. Composto da Antonio Mascis ... by MASCIS, Antonio

1677 1ed TURKISH Vocabulary & Grammar Dictionary Arabic Ottoman Italian Mascis An incredibly rare and unique 17th-century Turkish lexical book! Written by Antonio Mascis, 'Vocabolario Toscano' is a Turkish and Tuscan dictionary published in 1677 Florenc...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$1,950.00


Gazophylacium linguae Persarum triplici linguarum clavi, Italice, Latine, Gallice by Ange de Saint-Joseph

First Extensive Persian Dictionary, Compiled by Carmelite Missionary to Persia and Arabia Encyclopedic Entries for Many Religious and Geographical Terms with Additional Emphasis On Pharmacology Entries in Persian, Latin, French and ItalianFolio; 24 x ...

From Archway Books

$1,750.00


1ST ABRIDGED AMERICAN DICTIONARY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Webster, Noah

An American Dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / by Noah Webster ; abridged from the quarto edition of the author, to which are added, a synopsis of words differently pronounced...

From Mikandra Books

$1,495.95


A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed, a Rhetorical Grammer by SHERIDAN. THOMAS

Printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly & J. Wilkie. London. 1780. FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 4to.(10.8 x 9 inches). Text printed in double column. Previous owners (The secretary's Office of the East India Company) bookplates on the top outer corners of the ti...

From Paul Foster Books

£950.00


A Galic and English Dictionary. Containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss. by SHAW, William

2 volumes bound in one, quarto, contemporary tree calf, rubbed, scuffed and worn, contemporary red morocco label lettered gilt, (6) + (186) leaves; (1) + (153) leaves, printed in double columns, ownership inscription in ink on the first title page of J.Ha...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books

£950.00


JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, IN MINIATURE; To which are added, an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; a List of the Cities, Boroughs and Market Towns, in England and Wales; a Copious Chronology; and a concise Epitome of the Most Remarkable Events during the French Revolution by Johnson, Dr. Samuel [Miniature: Dictionary]

London: Longman and Rees, 1800. First Miniature Edition. Tooled leather with gilding. Very Good. Cook. 12mo, tooled and gilt-stamped leather with four hubs, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson by Cook, frontis. & t.p. + [iii-iv] advert. + 284 pages...

From Borg Antiquarian

$1,250.00


Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. by Coombs, S[amuel] F

Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Han...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$1,250.00


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