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Schulz, [Johann Christoph Friedrich].  Compleat English pocket dictionary English and German, for travellers, merchants & lovers of both languages, &c. Augsburg: Printed for C. Henry Stage, [1796]. Square 12mo (vertical chainlines; 15 cm, 5.91"). 2 vols. I: x, 887, [1 (blani)] pp. II: 795, [1 (blank)] pp.
$875.00

Schulz "was born (1 January 1762) in Magdeburg and died (27 September/9 October 1798) in Mitau. During his brief life, he became one of the most popular authors of his day, translating and writing both novels and non-fiction, and serving as an important eyewitness to current events" (unsigned biography, University of Manchester site [see reference area below]). His substantial dictionary is here English to German in vol. I and the reverse in II. The printer has presented text in English in roman type and that in German in Fraktur, all printed in double-column format in both volumes; the title-page of vol. II reads "Vollständiges englisches Taschenwörterbuch, deutsch und englisch ... Zweyter Theil."
        While there is no publication date on either title-page, we have taken as the probable publication date what is printed on the dedication, which is dated 7 Marz 1796.
        Provenance: Vol. I has the handsome, contemporary bookseller's label of Pierre Beaume, of Bordeaux, on the front pastedown.
        Searches of WorldCat and ESTC find apparently six German libraries reporting ownership of vol. I only and no German library reporting holding both volumes or even just vol. II. The same searches found only three libraries in the Anglo world reporting ownership, each having both volumes: Indiana University, the British Library, and the University of Wales.

ESTC T124033; Alston, Bibliography of the English Language from the Invention of Printing to the Year 1800, 13, 60. For a brief biography, see: https://users.manchester.edu/FacStaff/SSNaragon/Kant/bio/fullbio/schulzjcf.html. Contemporary full sheep with modest gilt-bead tooling to spines and to red and black leather spine labels; board corners and spine extremities renewed, and joints strengthened with long-fiber and toned. Textblocks age-toned and with some offsetting from leather of turn-ins to some edges of early and late margins; vol. I with old light marginal waterstaining to first few leaves; vol. II with limited Inkstain in a few outer margins not into text and pp. 793/794 crumpled, its top and lower margins torn and repaired with old paper. => A very pleasing set and one that is now also SOLID FOR USE.  (41252)   Please RESHELVE This.


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