An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language: illustrating the words in their different significations, by examples from ancient and modern writers; shewing their affinity to those of other languages, and especially the northern; explaining many terms, which, thought now obsolete in England, were formerly common to both countries … to which is added a dissertation on the origin of the Scottish language. A new edition, carefully revised and collated, with the entire Supplement incorporated, by John Longmuir and David Donaldson. JOHN JAMIESON.
An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language: illustrating the words in their different significations, by examples from ancient and modern writers; shewing their affinity to those of other languages, and especially the northern; explaining many terms, which, thought now obsolete in England, were formerly common to both countries … to which is added a dissertation on the origin of the Scottish language. A new edition, carefully revised and collated, with the entire Supplement incorporated, by John Longmuir and David Donaldson.
An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language: illustrating the words in their different significations, by examples from ancient and modern writers; shewing their affinity to those of other languages, and especially the northern; explaining many terms, which, thought now obsolete in England, were formerly common to both countries … to which is added a dissertation on the origin of the Scottish language. A new edition, carefully revised and collated, with the entire Supplement incorporated, by John Longmuir and David Donaldson.

An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language: illustrating the words in their different significations, by examples from ancient and modern writers; shewing their affinity to those of other languages, and especially the northern; explaining many terms, which, thought now obsolete in England, were formerly common to both countries … to which is added a dissertation on the origin of the Scottish language. A new edition, carefully revised and collated, with the entire Supplement incorporated, by John Longmuir and David Donaldson.

Paisley: Alexander Gardener, 1879-82. Edition ltd. to 100 copies on hand-made paper, this 1 of 86 of the "ordinary" edition (14 were printed on large paper), signed by the publisher; includes the 1887 Supplement which contains a memoir of Jamieson and an introduction by David Donaldson. 5 volumes, 4to, original brown cloth-backed boards, paper labels on spines; labels a little abraded and chipped, otherwise a very good set of the best edition. The work was first published in 2 volumes in 1808. Collinson notes that this revised edition "has retained its value as a work of importance to the present time" (Dictionaries of English and Foreign Languages, p. 200). Item #18343

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