The English Irish Dictionary. An focloir Bearla Gaoidheilge O'BEGLY Conor [BEGLEY]. MacCURTIN Hugh 1680-1755 Publisher: Publish Year: 1732 Publish Place: Paris Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006129 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £1,950.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information VG, 1st ed. The First comprehensive Irish English Dictionary, with a specially designed font. In modern dark half calf over green marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, ,  blanks, , 2-432, 435-530, 529-673. 674-717 pp. Irregular pagination, but complete, new endpapers, ink name to p219 (Pierse Grase?, Callan, Kilkenny), text block edges marbled green, two columns per page, occasional marginal note. The Irish Grammar runs from p674 to p717. Printed in Paris by Seamus [ie Jacques] Guerin. Some light offsetting to the preface but beyond that near fine. O'Begly was a priest & private tutor in Paris, where his dictionary was printed. The work is also a phrase-book, containing numerous vivid expressions such as, 'He made a hard shift to wriggle his body into a hen roost', 'She has a free way of dancing', and 'A feak took hin'. O'Begly also designed the Irish type used for this work. The work also contains, at the end, an Irish Grammar by the Poet and Antiquary Hugh MacCurtain, which had been printed previously in Louvain in 1728. The following pages are misnumbered: P59-45. P259-245. P401-40. P470-450. (ESTC T153989. Lowndes 1169. Crowley - Wars of Words p79).