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ORBIS SENSUALIUM PICTUS
Comenius, Joh. Amos.

ORBIS SENSUALIUM PICTUS

... Visible World Or, A Nomenclature, and Pictures, of all the Chief Things that are in the World, and of Men’s Employments therein; In above 150 Cuts. Written by the Author in Latin and and High Dutch, being one of his last essays; and the most suitable to Children’s Capacities of any he hath hitherto made. Translated into English by Charles Hoole, for the Use of Young Latin Scholars. London Printed for S. Leacroft ... 1777.
12th Ed. Corrected and Enlarged. [xvi] + 197pp. + [iv] Index [only lacking last leaf of index]. Parallel English/Latin text. Profusely ills. with woodcuts throughout, soiled, some marginal fraying and loss, lacking portion across head of t.p. not affecting text and of subsequent leaf sl. affecting text, pp.(b3-20) lacking upper leading corner, browning, new e.ps., rebound in modern period style calf, gilt ruling and gilt lettered title label to spine. ESTC T13161 ‘ English and Latin texts in parallel columns.’ Often described as the first children’s picture-book, this was originally published in Latin and German in Nuremberg in 1658 and quickly translated into English in 1659 by Charles Hoole.
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