ESTIENNE, ROBERT. 1503-1559.
Dictionaire francoislatin, autrement dict les mots Francois, avec les manieres duser diceulx, tournez en Latin. Paris: Robert Estienne, July 27, 1549.
Folio (297 x 204 mm). a-2s8 2t10. Double column, italic and roman type. Woodcut printer's device on title, criblé initials (except "A" "Y" and "Z" with woodcut intials). Early 19th century panelled calf. Title reinforced at outer edge, some dampstain to outer edge of first 20 leaves and a smaller dampstain to final 8 leaves, handprint (?) on 2n3, else clean, binding rubbed and spine dry.
Provenance: Alexander Arbuthnot (period ownership signature below printers mark); C. Hume (ownership inscription to title); Sir William Purves Hume Campbell [1767-1833] (armorial bookplate).
RARE SECOND EDITION, WITH EARLY SCOTTISH PROVENANCE. The early ownership inscription of Alexander Arbuthnot is just possibly that of the Scottish printer of that name [d.1585] who printed Scotland's first Bible, an English-language Geneva Bible. Adams S-1813.
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