Uncommon English Dictionary with Many Legal Terms Coles, Elisha [1640?-1680]. An English Dictionary: Explaining the Difficult Terms That are Used in Divinity, Husbandry, Physick, Phylosophy, Law, Navigation, Mathematicks, and Other Arts and Sciences. Containing Many Thousands of Hard Words (and Proper Names of Places) More Than are in Any Other English Dictionary or Expositor. Together with the Etymological Derivation of Them from Their Proper Fountains, Whether Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, or Any Other Language. In a Method More Comprehensive, Than Any That is Extant. Originally published: London: Printed for Samuel Crouch, 1676. Unpaginated (330 pp.). Main text printed in triple columns. Reprinted 2006, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775959. ISBN-10: 1584775955. Hardcover. New. $25.95 * Reprint of the first edition. Containing around 25,000 definitions, many of them dealing with legal topics, this was the largest English dictionary of the late-seventeenth century. An innovative work, it was the first to recognize the importance of slang. In addition, it offers lists of dialect words and obsolete terms and the names of market towns and European cities. It also discusses the proper names and histories of classical figures.
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