Detail View: Pages from the Past: Pages from the Past

Identifier: 
exws_pages_b02_item44
Title: 
Leaf
Creator: 
Minsheu, John
Date: 
1617
Description: 
This leaf is from “A Guide to Tongues” by John Minsheu, and is said to be the first Comparative Linguistic Dictionary, brought out in England and apparently the first book ever sold by subscription in advance. This dictionary is compiled of eleven languages. It was printed at the charges of the author for John Browne, "Bibliopola", a bookseller, London, 1617. The recto side of this leaf is page 21; the verso side is page 22.
Dimensions: 
10 x 15.4 in. (25.4 x 39 cm)
Subject: 
Printing--Specimens
Subject: 
detached leaves
Subject: 
dictionaries
Location: 
London (England)
Century: 
Seventeenth century
Collection: 
Pages from the Past
Type: 
Text
File Format: 
image/jp2
Source: 
Z4 .P33x. Pages from the past : original leaves from rare books and manuscripts. Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Rights: 
The digital version is available for education use under ‘Fair Use’ guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries: lib-dc@wmich.edu
Digital Date: 
2018