Phraseologia Generalis: ... A full, large, and general phrase book

by William Robertson, 1693


Phraseologia Generalis, also known as Cambridge Phrases, was published by John Hayes in Cambridge in 1693. It is the only work of Latin lexicography (an English-Latin dictionary) of William Robertson who primarily worked in Hebrew. Robertson was born in Scotland and studied at Edinburgh before moving to London to teach Hebrew there; in 1681 he was appointed to a lecturer position at Cambridge University, where this work was published. It was reissued with new title-pages several times before the end of the century.

The lovely hardcover binding of this book has been worn and damaged  over its long history, with the corners and page-edges being particularly bumped and soiled. Adoption can bring it back to its former glory and show off the individuality of the additional text on the spine and the signature inside by Jo Moor who owned the book in 1720.

Funding required for restoration: £280.00

  • Repair spinal leather. This is very fragile and will have to be done in sections.
  • Repair linings and endpapers.
  • Make new case for text block with original boards.
  • Repair original paper labels.

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