A Latine Dictionary In Four Parts

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Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius Quadripartitus = A Latine Dictionary In Four Parts

by Adam Littleton

A Latine Dictionary In Four Parts

Title page from A Latine Dictionary In Four Parts, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Adam Littleton
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Published London: Printed for T. Basset, J. Wright, and R. Chiswell
Date 1678
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Language English, Latin
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Adam Littleton was the most reputable Latin lexicographer in 17th century England. His 1678 edition of his A Latine Dictionary in Four Parts was succeeded by an even more reputably considered improved edition published at Cambridge in 1693. [1] For the purposes of the later published edition, the editors utilized “a manuscript collection of authorities from Roman authors, in three volumes, folio, by John Milton.” [2]

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Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in decorative calf with an attractive engraved frontispiece showing the Bibliotheca Palatina. Contain's previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of one Henry Thomas Payne. Purchased from Rooke Books.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.


  1. “A New and Copious Lexicon of the Latin Language; Compiled Chiefly from the "Magnum Totius Latinitatis Lexicon" of Facciolati and Forcellini, and the German Works of Scheller and Luenemann by Scheller, Luenemann, F. P. Leverett,” The North American Review 45, no.97 (Oct. 1837): 339.
  2. Ibid.