An English and Swedish dictionary: wherein the generality of words and various significations are ...

An English and Swedish dictionary: wherein the generality of words and various significations are rendered into Swedish and Latin . thereunto is added a large collection of terms of trade and navigation, and an herbal or index of plants . The second edition with large additions and corrections

SERENIUS, JACOB

Published by Printed at Harg and Stenbro near Nykoping in Sweden, by Pet. Momma, 1757
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4to, pp. [8], 16, unpaginated lexicon in double column; full contemporary Swedish calf, red morocco label; rebacked, with old spine laid down, endpapers renewed; spine quite rubbed, but generally a good, sound copy. With a 'Table of Terms of Trade and Navigation' and 'Words of Command and Sea-Terms' occupying 17pp. at the back, and another on herbal terms occupying another 12pp. Serenius chaplin to the Swedish embassy in London 1725-35, where he tried to strengthen the relations between Sweden and Great Britain. It was during this time that he began work on his dictionary, Dictionarium Suethico-Anglo-Latinum, first published in Stockholm in 1741. Termed second edition, the present work is basically a new undertaking, being twice the size of the original, with a much expanded emphasis on etymology. Serenius states in his preface that he has been influenced by Edward Lye, and 'in a manner excited by the late lexicographer Mr. Johnson, that prodigy of laboriousness and sagacity, who in the preface to his excellent Dictionary complains of a scanty knowledge in northern literature É I must own that the judicious author is aright." This must be one of the earliest acknowledgements by a foreign lexicographer of the achievements of Johnson. Serenius does not say so, but it seems likely that some of the etymologies were borrowed from him. Bookseller Inventory # 23854

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Title: An English and Swedish dictionary: wherein ...

Publisher: Printed at Harg and Stenbro near Nykoping in Sweden, by Pet. Momma

Publication Date: 1757

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