La Calade, Aix-en-Provence: Édisud, 1983. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto (10 x 7 1/2"). 47, , 1196, pp (Vol. 1); , 1165, pp (Vol. 2). Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over full burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spines and front covers.
Facsimile reedition of celebrated French poet Frédéric Mistral's Provencal-French dictionary published in fascicules between 1878 and 1886.
To this date, this work remains the most comprehensive dictionary of the Occitan language, and one of the most reliable, thanks to the precision of its definitions. It is a bilingual dictionary, Occitan-French, in two large volumes, with all of the dialects of oc, including Provençal. Mistral owes to François Vidal the work of typesetting and revising that dictionary.
Dust-jackets slightly age-toned along edges. Text in French and Provencal. DJ in overall good+, bindings and interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #45260
About the author: Frederic Mistral (1830-1914) was a French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. Mistral received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist". He was a founding member of Félibrige and a member of l'Académie de Marseille.