Publisher: London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for John Martin and Henry Herringman, 1670.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: STC 3340.
Condition: 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.
Book ID: 27188
DescriptionFolio, contemporary calf skillfully rebacked. Text printed in two columns within printed borders. Leaf of corrigenda following Zzz.
CommentsA 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."