FLORIO, JOHN. 1553?-1625.
Queen Anna's New World of Words. London: printed by Melchior Bradwood for Edward Blount and William Barret, 1611.
Folio (280 x 190 mm). , 617, [3 blank]; , 617-690 pp. Final and integral blanks present. Triple column, roman and italic type. Title in fine architectural border; section title for the grammar. Engraved frontispiece portrait by William Hole bound in before A1. Period calf gilt, covers with later gilt stamp, morocco spine label. Both imprint dates altered to "1661," binding dry at edges, few repairs to spine, later endpapers; overall unsophisticated and nicely margined.
Provenance: Richard Stapley (early ownership inscription at foot of title).
SECOND, ENLARGED EDITION of this important Elizabethan dictionary with both fine title page border and author portrait. STC 11099.
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