Book Description

6 vols. folio, pp. xii, [iv], xlviii, col. 1312 + 2 plates (additional engraved title-page + engraved portrait); pp. [iv], col. 1606, [i]; [iv], col.1596, [i]; [iv], col.1344 + 10 numismatic plates; [iv], col.1488; [iv], col.1736. Each vol. with its own half-title and title-page. Faint dampstaining at head to vols. III, V and VI, a few spots of light foxing. Contemporary vellum, gilt spines with tan title labels. Small wormholes to spines, occasional marks to boards, vol. VI repaired at upper joint. Very good overall. Small paper label of the publisher Leo S. Olschki (1861-1940) to front pastedown.
Dealer Notes
Reprint of the second (and best) edition (Paris, 1733-6), with differences in pagination and without the errata leaves found in the earlier production. Originally published in three volumes, Du Cange’s glossary of medieval and post-classical Latin words was posthumously doubled in size for the Parisian edition by scholars from the great Benedictine congregation of St Maur. “[Du Cange] is one of the greatest lexicographers of France, and his work in this department still remains unsurpassed” (Sandys).
Brunet II 851. Graesse II 439.
Author Du Cange, Charles du Fresne:
Date 1736; 1737; 1738; 1739; 1739; 1740.
Publisher Venetiis [Venice]: apud Sebastianum Coleti,

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