Scheller, Immanuel Johann Gerhard. Ausführliches und möglichst vollständiges lateinisch-deutsches Lexicon oder Wörterbuch zum Behufe der Erklärung der Alten und Übung in der lateinischen Sprache. Dritte, von neuem verbesserte und sehr vermehrte Auflage.

Leipzig, Caspar Fritsch, 1804.

8vo. 5 vols. With engraved frontispiece in the first volume and engraved printer's device on the title-page. XL, (2) pp., 2618 cols. (2) pp., 2619-5454 cols. (2) pp., 5455-7314 cols. (2) pp., 7315-9604 cols. (2) pp., 9605-12562 cols. Pretty contemporary half calf bindings over marbled boards with giltstamped spine labels. Coloured endpapers.


Third and final edition of this important Latin-German dictionary which first appeared in 1784. Two German-Latin volumes would follow in 1805. "Once a much-used work, this forms the basis of many later dictionaries. Includes the writers of the church until the 8th century" (cf. Zaunmüller). Scheller's dictionary marks the beginning of modern Latin lexicography; virtually all existing dictionaries can be traced back to it. Scheller was the first to enforce a strictly alphabetical arrangement and to structure entries by a system of numbers and letters.

Bindings rubbed; extremeties bumped. Still a pretty copy.


Zaunmüller 254. Vater/Jülg 218.

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