La vie et les oeuvres de claude de sainliens alias claudius holyband.
Paris. Honoré Champion, 1908. First edition.
8vo. , vii, , 115pp. Bound by George's of Bristol in contemporary red sheep-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Marbled endpapers. Presentation copy, inked inscription to front blank fly-leaf: 'R. L. J. Ritchie with the author's compliments'.
The first edition of a life and bibliography of philologist and lexicographer Claude de Sainliens, alias Claudius Hollyband (1534-1594); the third published work of Lucy E. Farrer, doctor of the University of Paris. A Huguenot refugee from Moulins, Hollyband settled in England in the mid-sixteenth century, where he composed numerous linguistic treatises, including A Dictionarie French and English: published for the benefite of the studious in that language (London, 1593), one of the earliest French-English dictionaries and a primary source for Cotgrave's A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues (London, 1611).£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 23252