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A Dictionary Of The English and Italian Languages. By Joseph Baretti. Improved and augmented with above Ten Thousand Words, omitted in the last Edition of Altieri. To which is prefixed, An Italian and English Grammar. A New Edition. Volume I. (II.)

Joseph Baretti

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Dizionario Delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese


London,: Printed for J. Nourse; W. Strahan; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Payne and Son; W. Owen; G. Keith; T. Longman; B. Law; J. Robson; J. Johnson; F. Newberry; G. Robinson; T. Cadell; P. Elmsley; R. Baldwin; T. Evans; W. Goldsmith; and W. Fox., MDCCLXXVIII.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 267 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

Vol. I: iv, xxxiv, [602] p. - Vol. II:[4], xxxix, [572] p.


Vol. I: [T.p.] - Prefazione - Grammatica Della Lingua Inglese - Dizionario [Italian to English]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - Preface - A Grammar Of The Italian Tongue - The English and Italian Dictionary [English to Italian].


ESTC, T83922
D. O'Connor, A history of Italian and English bilingual dictionaries (1990).

Summary Note

The title of Volume II reads, 'Dizionario Delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese. Di Giuseppe Baretti. Più di dieci mila Vocaboli si sono aggiunti che l'Altieri aveva lascaiata fuora. Questa Edizione contiene una Grammatica della due Lingue. Nova Edizione. Volume II. - London, Printed for J. Nourse ... W. Fox. MDCCLXXVIII.'

Baretti's dictionary had first been published in 1760. It went through many reprints and revisions.

Its presence in the Academicians' Library reflects not only the importance of Italian art in western Europe and the large Italian literature on art, but also British receptivity to Italian influences, through study, collecting and travel in Italy.


A microfilm version was published in 1986 (Woodbridge CT: Research Publications).


Acquired between 1778 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

Rebound in 1994 by R.V. Paling: half calf, marbled-papered boards; red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Baretti's English & Italian Dictionary', spines lettered 'I' ('II').


Italian language - English language - History
Dictionaries - Reference books - Great Britain - 18th century


John Nourse, publisher
William Strahan, publisher
Thomas Payne, publisher
Charles Rivington, publisher
John Rivington, publisher
William Owen, publisher
George Keith, publisher
Thomas Longman, publisher
Bedwell Law, publisher
James Robson, publisher
J. Johnson, publisher
Francis Newbery, publisher
George Robinson, publisher
Thomas Cadell the elder, publisher
Peter Elmsley, publisher
Robert Baldwin, publisher
Thomas Evans, publisher
William Goldsmith, publisher
William Fox, publisher
Robert Paling, binder