London: Tho. Braddyll, Rob. Midgley. 1687. Edition: Third edition, second complete., Binding: Full original blind-tooled aniline calf boards. Matching upper and lower with decorative blind panels framing darker calf in center. Spine with 6 raised bands, densely gilt compartments, faded. Gilt fillet on board edges, worn. All edges red. , Notes: Text in Latin.
Henry Spelman (1562 – 1641) was an English antiquary, noted for his detailed collections of medieval records, in particular of church councils. The first edition of the Glossarium was published in 1626 and contained an incomplete glossary from A to I; this is the 3rd edition in large paper size with the complete glossary.
“The Glossarium was one of the best and most important works on philological sciences in England (per DNB). The book is a dictionary of early legal and historical terms, and, according to Holdsworth, the greatest of its kind.”
, Size: Folio (360x232 mm), Illustration: A very good example of this ‘archeological glossary’ on philology, with commentaries by the author, in the scarce large paper issue. With frontispiece of author engraved by Robert White. Title in red and black., Category: Book Legal; Book Literature;. Boards worn at extremities. Slight cracking of joints. Hinges split. Corners bumped. Leather at tail and head of spine chipped. Title label lacking. Interior is clean and crisp. Item #B6815