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FLORIO, [John]. Florio His firste Fruites: which yeelde familiar speech, merie Proverbes, wittie Sentences, and golden sayings...

Formosa, Japan. Published by the Taihoku Imperial University, 1936.
8vo. Two volumes bound as one. [4], 241, [3]; [4], lxiv, [2], 149pp, [1]. Later half-cloth, marbled boards. Original publisher's drab wrappers bound in. Lightly rubbed, wrappers soiled.
A facsimile edition, published by Taihoku Imperial University (now the National University of Taiwan), of English linguist and lexicographer John Florio's (1553-1625) manual for teaching Italian, Firste Fruites (1578). The work contains forty-four chapters of graded phrases, dialogues, proverbs, and borrowed prose extracts, arranged in Italian and English in two columns.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 11746