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A compleat collection of English proverbs; also the most celebrated proverbs of the Scotch, Italian, French, Spanish, and other languages. : The whole methodically digested and illustrated with annotations, and proper explications / By the late Reverend and learned J. Ray ... ; To which is added, (written by the same author) a collection of English words not generally used ... ; With an account of the preparing and refining such metals and minerals as are gotten in England.
- Ray, John, 1627-1705.
About this work
London : Printed by J. Hughs ... for J. Torbuck ... O. Payne ... and T. Woodman ..., 1737.
viii, 319 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 150 pages, 2 unnumbered pages ; (8vo)
The third edition /
First edition, 1670, with title: A collection of English proverbs
"A collection of English words not generally used " has special t.p. and separate pagination
This edition has at least two states. State 1 has  p. of advertisements at end for Torbuck, Payne and Woodman. State 2 has these  p. and a 24 p. catalogue of advertisements for Samuel Birt
Verso of t.p. (p. [ii]) and verso of p. 319 blank
Head- and tail-pieces
Copy 1 Note: Signature of Richard Hill Waring, Inner Temple, 1758, on t.p. and MS. notes by him.
Keynes, G. John Ray 12
Alston, R.C. Engl. language IX, 3
Where to find it
Location Status AccessClosed storesEPB/B/43106