Nomo-Lexikon: A Law-Dictionary. Interpreting such difficut and obscure Words and Terms, As are found either in Our Common or Statute, Ancient or Modern Lawes . .
by BLOUNT, THOMAS
London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for John Martin and Henry Herringman, 1670, 1670. First edition. STC 3340. Title-page a little browned at the edges, one small paper repair to the lower corner; small hole in one leaf from an early ink stain; very good copy.. Folio, contemporary calf skillfully rebacked. Text printed in two columns within printed borders. Leaf of corrigenda following Zzz. A dictionary of words commonly used in the legal profession, compiled by the lexicographer and antiquary Thomas Blount (1618-1679), author of numerous interesting works such as Glossographia, or a Dictionary (1656), Fragmenta Antiquitatis (1679), and histories of England. His Nomo-Lexikon attempts to make legal jargon more accessible to all, and it is the earliest example in English of a dictionary that includes etymologies and examples of the use of the word. Some contemporary annotations and underlinings in the text; shelf-mark on the fore-edge "Law / Dict / Blount / 17." (Inventory #: 27188)
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