Etymologicon Linguae Anglicanae

SKINNER, Stephen.

147853 Seu explicateo vocum Anglicarum Etymologica ex propriis fontibus, fcil. ex linguis duodecim: T. Roycroft (London, 1671) 12.5" x 8", original worn calf, skilfully rebacked, raised bands, cream leather name-plate with gilt bands to spine, corners worn, contents fine. Collated by Kenneth Hince. 1671 first edition. Encyclopaedia Britannica says of it: "The earliest important dictionary of Etymology for English was Stephen Skinner's "Etymologicon Linguae Anglicanae" of 1671, in Latin, with a strong bias for finding a classical origin for every English word" $1750.00AUD
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