A Radical Vocabulary, Latin and English, Comprehending the more usual primitives of the Latin tongue, digested Alphabetically in the order of the parts of speech… the ninth edition.

  • Mair, John
  • Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech 1803


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8vo, pp. 160. Contemporary sprinkled sheep. Lower margin cut close, affecting a few signature marks, catchwords, and once the last line of a definition, some light browning. Extremities worn, with more substantial loss to leather of rear joint (though structure perfectly strong).


A rare textbook 'intended for the perusal of boys while they are learning the vocabulary' (title-page), with no edition before the third of 1772 recorded in ESTC, and all but one of the 5 editions listed there held in single copies. COPAC locates no further editions apart from a sole copy of this one, in the NLS, though a 12th edition of 1817 is also known to exist.

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