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The New Pocket-Dictionary of the Italian and English Languages.




The New Pocket-Dictionary of the Italian and English Languages. With a Compendious Elementary Italian Grammar. New Edition, Carefully Corrected, and Increased with A Marine-Vocabulary by J. Gråberg of Hemsö.

Two volumes. 12mo. [162 x 102 x 65 mm]. lv, [i], 622 pp; 484pp. Bound in contemporary half vellum, brown marbled paper sides, smooth spines divided into five panels by three gilt fillets, lettered in the second on a green goatksin or roan label, numbered directly in the fourth, plain pastedowns, yellow edges. (Label on vol.2 slightly perished around the edges, no free front endleaves).
Leghorn: printed in the Pheonix's Printing-House, 1818.

In vol.1 pp.41/42 - 47/48 have been bound incorrectly. A little light spotting or browning and a few ink marks. A very good copy.

Giuspanio Gaglia's Italian and English Pocket Dictionary was first published in London in 1787. This appears to be the first edition to be published in Leghorn, and COPAC lists copies at the British Library, Chetham's Library and the National Trust. The Bodleian has a Leghorn edition of 1818 "corrected by A. Montucci and revised by P. N. Rabaudy", and the BL has another edition dated 1820. The Editor commends his own work: "he has proposed himself to follow the last edition of Genoa, which though be the best of all the others, notwithstanding has its blunders which shall be amended in this which also shall be increased with some articles. A very good, and useful Italian Grammar at the beginning of this Volume shall have nothing to wish, as neither the Merchants at whose convenience a sea-Vocabulary has been apposed at the end. The cleanliness of the paper, ink and print make their own recommendation by themselves. In regard to the size of the Volume is contrived in a manner to be pocket up. With all these recommendations the Editor cherishes the hope that this edition shall meet with an well-come, and the preference about all others, by all the lovers of the most elegant, and very useful English language".

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