[BARLEMENT, NOEL VAN. d.1531.]
Colloquia, et dictionariolum octo linguarum.... Delft: Bruno Schinckel, 1598.
Oblong 12mo (83 x 120 mm). A-2D8 2E6. Text in 4 columns (covering 8 languages across double-page spreads). Latin and Spanish in roman; French, German, Italian, and Portuguese in italic; Flemish and English in black letter. Period limp vellum. Text block nearly detached from spine, vellum soiled, small ink spot on title, minor fingersoiling.
Rare early edition of an important polyglot phrasebook and travel dictionary, full of rare and interesting colloquialisms. The phrases are mostly sample conversations and are divided into chapters by situation: a dinner of 10 people; buying and selling; asking directions, common talk at inns, etc. All editions are scarce.
Books, Maps and Manuscripts
Auction terms and conditions