Recent additions to Lexicons of Early Modern English

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Recently added to Lexicons of Early Modern English 



§  Stephen Batman,
<> "A note of
Saxon wordes" (1581) 

§  Edmund Bohun,
<> Geographical
Dictionary (1693): 11,681 word-entries 

§  Richard Boothby,
<> A Brief
Discovery or Description of the Most Famous Island of Madagascar (1646) 

§  Thomas Dekker,
<> O per se O

§  John Heydon, "A Chymical Dictionary
<> " (English;
1662): 70 word-entries. 

§  Gregory Martin,
<> The New
Testament of the English College of Rheims (1582) 

§  Gerhard Mercator,
<> Historia Mundi
Or Mercator's Atlas (1635) 

§  Guy Miège,  <>
A New Dictionary French and English, with another English and French (1677):
18,376 word-entries, 73,641 sub-entries 

§  John Ogilby,
<> Asia, the First
Part (1673) 

§  John Rider,  Bibliotheca Scholastica
(English-Latin, 1589): 42,000 word-entries and sub-entries. 

§  Richard Rowlands,
<> A Restitution
of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities (1605; Richard Verstegan; text
replaced by an extended and analyzed version) 

§  Nicholas Stone,
<> Enchiridion of
Fortification (1645) 

§  John Thorie,
<> The Theatre of
the Earth (1601; place-names): 3,100 word-entries. 

§  John Turner,
<> A Book of Wines


Coming soon to LEME  

§  Ortus Vocabulorum (Latin-English, 1500): 25,500 word-entries. 

§  Henry Hexham, A Copious English and Netherdutch Dictionary (1647): 33,000


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