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ENGLISH AND ITALIAN
TO WHICH IS PREFIXEV,
AN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
THE FOURTH EDITION,
CORRECTED AND IMPROVED.
PRINTED POR J. JOHNSON, R. BALDWIN, W. S. AND J. RICHARDSON, F. AND C. RIVINGTON,
WILKIE AND ROBINSON, J. WALKER, SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN, T. PAYNE, W.
Gran 51231 19-14-74
The following advertisement was prefixed to the last edition of this work, published in 1797:
“ When Mr. Baretti first published his English and Italian Dictionary, he announced it, in the preface, as a publication de. serving preference over every other compilation of the kind which had before appeared: he thought that Altieri's Dictionary (which undoubtedly far surpassed in merit those of Florio and Torriano) was defective, both in the number and in the definition of words: and having resolved to preface both volumes with a concise Grammar for the use of those who were not initiated in either language, he declared, in the same preface, that in the grammatical labyrinth, Doctor Johnson, in the English, and Buommattei, in the Italian, had been his faithful guides..
“Mr. Ricci Rota, who published the second edition of this. work, in like manner, assured the public, that he had added several useful words to it, given the explanations which were wanting, corrected various omissions, and placed the accents in their proper places.
“ I entertain no wish to offer my opinion respecting the publication or the zeal of either author : in a work whereon England and Italy have fully decided, my opinion would be super fuous and unseasonable. But it may be permitted me to represent the advantages, however trifling, which this third edition I had the honour to superintend possesses over the two by which it was preceded.