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Florio his firste fruites : which yeelde familiar speech, merie prouerbes, wittie sentences, and golden sayings : also a perfect induction to the Italian and English tongues, as in the table appeareth, the like heretofore neuer by any man published.

Author/Creator:
Florio, John, 1553?-1625.
Standardized Title:
Firste fruites
Other Title:
Firste fruites
Publication:
[London] : Imprinted at the Three Cranes in the Vintree by Thomas Dawson for Thomas Woodcocke, [1578]
Format/Description:
Book
[12], 163, [1] leaves : coat of arms ; 19 cm. (4to)
Subjects:
Italian language -- Conversation and phrase books -- English -- Early works to 1800.
Italian language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Language:
English and Italian text in parallel columns in part 1.
Notes:
Dedication and end of text dated 10 August 1578.
Signatures: *-3*⁴ A-Y⁴ 2A-2T⁴ (2T4 blank).
Title leaf within ornamental woodcut border; woodcut coat of arms, initials, and tail-pieces.
Errata on verso of prelim. leaf [12].
Identified as STC 528:08 on UMI microfilm.
Local notes:
Leaves 1-4 imposed and bound: 1,4,3,2.
Library copy wanting last blank leaf (2T4).
Leaf [3] of prelim. torn on upper corner with some loss of text.
Final leaf 163 slightly mutilated and mended at margins with some loss of text.
With early ms. note on verso of final leaf, and some notes throughout.
Provenance:
Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912 (honoree) (bookplate)
Furness, Horace Howard, Jr. (donor)
Furness, Louise Brooks Winsor (donor)
Parsons, Richard (autograph)
Chronology:
1578
Cited in:
STC (2nd ed.) 11096
ESTC S105629
Contributor:
Dawson, Thomas, d. 1620, printer.
Woodcock, Thomas, d. 1594, bookseller.
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
8983669
Status/Location:
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