Boorde, Andrew
(1490-1549)
   England. Author. He compiled an encyclopedia entitled The Fyrst Boke of the Introduction of Knowledge (1547). It had a chapter on Romani, which includes some of the earliest specimens of the language, probably collected in Calais.

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