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Dialogues anglais et français... troisième edition enrichie d’un Voyage à Londres par H. Hamilton.
Milan: ‘a spese dell’autore’, Silvestri, Dumolard, Meiners [and sold by numerous others[,
A scarce little language tutor, first published some time before 1847, this edition with the account of a journey to London presented as dialogues and… (more)
A scarce little language tutor, first published some time before 1847, this edition with the account of a journey to London presented as dialogues and other useful examples. Millhouse was a tutor at Milan and produced a popular English-Italian dictionary.(see full details)More details Price: £60.00
The Life and Adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, commonly called the King of the Beggars. Being an impartial Account of his Life, from his leaving Tiverton School at the Age of fifteen and entering into a Society of Gipsies; wherein the Motives of his Conduct are related and explained: The great Number of Characters and Shapes he has appeared in through Great Britain, Ireland, and several other Places of Europe: with his Travels twice through great Part of America: Giving a particular Account of the Origin, Government, Laws, and Customs of the Gipsies, with the Method of electing their King. And a Dictionary of the Cant Language used by the Mendicants.
London: for J. Buckland, C. Bathurst and T. Davies,
The celebrated life of a colourful swindler and impostor, first published in 1745 and reprinted numerous times. This is one of two editions printed for… (more)
The celebrated life of a colourful swindler and impostor, first published in 1745 and reprinted numerous times. This is one of two editions printed for Buckland, Bathurst and Davies in 1793. The final 5 pages contain a notable cant dictionary.
Carew fell in with a band of gypsies as a wayward young boy. “After a year and a half Carew returned home for a time, but soon after resumed a career of swindling and imposture, which saw him deceive people to whom he had previously been well known. Eventually he embarked for Newfoundland, but stayed only a short time. On his return to England he passed as the mate of a vessel, and eloped with the daughter of a respectable apothecary from Newcastle upon Tyne, whom he later married.
Carew soon returned to the nomadic life, and when Clause Patch, a Gypsy king or chief, died Carew was elected his successor. He was convicted of being an idle vagrant, and sentenced to be transported to Maryland. On his arrival he attempted to escape, but was captured and made to wear a heavy iron collar; he escaped again, and encountered some Native Americans, who removed his shackles. On departure he travelled to Pennsylvania. He was then said to have swum the Delaware River, after which he adopted the guise of a Quaker, and made his way to Philadelphia, then to New York, and finally to Boston, where he embarked for England. He escaped impressment on board a man-of-war by pricking his hands and face, and rubbing in bay salt and gunpowder, so as to simulate smallpox” (John Ashton, rev. Heather Shore in Oxford DNB).
This biography is variously attributed to Bampfylde Moore Carew himself, to Robert Goadby and also to his wife, Mrs. Goadby.(see full details)More details Price: £250.00
L’ABBÉ MOZIN, M.M; BIBER, J. TH.
Nouveau Dictionnaire complet a l’usage des Allemands et des Français composé d’après les meilleurs dictionnaires de langues, d’arts ou de sciences qui ont paru jusqu’à ce jour, contenant l’explication des mots des deux langues, la prononciation de ceux qui peuvent offrir quelque difficulté, un choix d’exemples propres à en faire connaître l’emploi et les différentes acceptions; les principaux synonymes, les termes du code Français, les monnaies, poids, mesures des divers ètats; les noms de personnes, de pays, de peuples, villes, fleuves etc. qui different pour le genre ou par quelque nuance dans le traduction. 2de dition, entièrement refondue et augmentée de plus de 20,000 articles. 4 tomes grand-in-4to,chacun d’environ 80 feuilles.
Stuttgart and Tubingen: J. G. Cotta,
A very large German-French dictionary, first published 1811-12. (more)
A very large German-French dictionary, first published 1811-12.(see full details)More details Price: £200.00
[LA CROIX, Jean-François de].
Dictionnaire historique des siéges et batailles mémorables de l’histoire ancienne et moderne, ou anecdotes militaires de tous les peuples du monde.
First edition of this extensive global dictionary of conflict, covering both ancient and modern history. Though the longest entries tend to be for battles involving… (more)
First edition of this extensive global dictionary of conflict, covering both ancient and modern history. Though the longest entries tend to be for battles involving France, there are good entries for many other conflicts. Notable are: Agincourt, Bannockburn, Barnet, Belle-Isle, Bosworth, Siege of Calais, Calcutta, Crécy, Culloden, Dunes, Dunkirk, Edinburgh, Gènes, Gibraltar, Harlem, Hastings, Inverness, Jerusalem (many), Lerida, Londonderry, Madras, Marlborough, Martinique, Messina (numerous), Minden, Naseby, Orleans, Paris, Poitiers, Pondicherry and Rome (many). The American continent is represented by entries for: Cartagena de Indias (1741), Choueugen [Oswego], (1756), Havana (1762), Louisbourg (1745 and 1758), Quebec (1759), Rio (1711), Tumbes (and the conquest of Peru). The first volume concludes with an alphabetical index of military leaders.(see full details)More details Price: £750.00
The Tutor’s Assistant; being a compendium of Arithmetic, and a complete Question-book. Containing, I. Arithmetic in whole Numbers; being a brief Explanation of all its Rules, in a New and more concise Method than any hitherto published; with an Application to each Rule, consisting of a large Variety of Questions in real Business, with their Answers annexed. II. Vulgar Fractions, which are treated with a great deal of Plainness and Perspicuity, III. Decimals, with the Extraction of the Square, Cube, and Biquadrate Roots, after a very plain and familiar Manner; in which are set down Rules for the easy Calculation of Interest, Annuities, and Pensions in Arrear, the present Worth of Annuities, &c. either by Simple or Compound Interest. IV. Duodecimals, or Multiplication of Feet and Inches, with Examples applied to measuring and working by Multiplication, Practice, and Decimals. V. The Mensuration of Circles. VI. A collection of questions set down promiscuously, for the greater Trial of the foregoing Rules. To which are added, a new and very short method of extracting the cube-root, and a General Table for the ready calculating the Interest of any Sum of Money, at any Rate per Cent. likewise Rents, Salaries, &c. The whole being adapted either as a Question-Book for the Use of Schools, or as a Remembrancer and Instructor to such as have some Knowledge therein. This Work having been perused by several eminent Mathematicians and Accomptants, is recommended as the best Compendium hitherto published for the Use of Schools, or for private Persons... A new edition. Corrected, and every question worked anew, by T. Crosby, Head-Master of the Charity-School, York.
York: printed by and for T. Wilson and R. Spence,
First published in 1751, The Tutor’s Assistant became one of the best-selling mathematical books for over a century. ‘An incomplete listing comprises 276 editions, the… (more)
First published in 1751, The Tutor’s Assistant became one of the best-selling mathematical books for over a century. ‘An incomplete listing comprises 276 editions, the last in 1885... The York editions, starting in 1797, were corrected by Thomas Crosby of that city’ (Wallis in Oxford DNB).’ Crosby also published a popular Key to the book, which itself ran to many editions.
‘This book is by far the most used of all school-books, and deserves to stand high among them’ (De Morgan, Arithmetical Books, 1847, 80, cited by Wallis). Of the numerous provincial editions ESTC often records only a handful of copies. Of this issue it lists copies at BL and National Library of Scotland and another in a private collection. Another York issue of the same year (with imprint ‘by T. Wilson and R. Spence’) is held by the BL only.(see full details)More details Price: £250.00
(DICTIONARY, Dutch-French). MARIN, Pieter.
Groot nederduitsch en fransch woorden-boek, vervattende de woorden en spreekwyzen van den laagen, den boertigen, den gemenzaamen, en den vehreven styl: spreuken en spreekwoorden. Gelyk ook de gebruikelykste woorden der kunsten en wetenschappen, der hanteeringen, ambachten en uitspanningen in beide taalen. Grand dictionnaire, hollandois & françois, contenant les facons de parler basses, burlesques, familiers, & celles du stile soutenu, les sentences & les proverbes, les termes les plus usitez des arts & des sciences, ceux des professions, des metiers & des divertissements en l'une & l'autre langue...
Dordrecht: Joannes van Braam and Amsterdam: Adriaan Wor, G. onder de Linden, Jan van Eyl,
‘Second edition’, but actually the third, the first edition having appeared in 1701 and a second in 1710. It is accompanied by the third edition… (more)
‘Second edition’, but actually the third, the first edition having appeared in 1701 and a second in 1710. It is accompanied by the third edition of the companion volume. These are especially valuable in providing technical translations for many specialist terms used in the trades, industries, crafts and commerce of the eighteenth century.(see full details)More details Price: £500.00