Wien: A. Pichler, 1807-1808.
4 volumes. Thick quarto (ca 28.7 x 23.4 cm). Half dark tan leather with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with light tan leather title labels and small circular black leather volume labels, patterned endpapers. Printed in double columns, each volume preceded by 1f. (recto title, verso blank).
Vol. 1: A-E, [iii]-viii, 2008 columns
Vol. 2: F-L, 2156 columns
Vol. 3: M-Scr, 1774 columns
Vo. 4: Seb-Z, 1f. ("Nachschrift"), 1808 columns
A very good copy overall, in an attractive contemporary binding.
Bindings somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; hinges tender. Light uniform browning; some foxing; occasional soiling; two small ex libris stamps to each title.
Adelung was a noted German grammarian and philologist. "His German dictionary Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der hochdeutschen Mundart (1774–1786) bears witness to the patient spirit of investigation which Adelung possessed in so remarkable a degree, and to his intimate knowledge of the different dialects on which modern German is based." Wikipedia.
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