The American standard of orthography and pronunciation, and improved dictionary of the English language, abridged for the use of schools. BURGISS ALLISON.
The American standard of orthography and pronunciation, and improved dictionary of the English language, abridged for the use of schools.

The American standard of orthography and pronunciation, and improved dictionary of the English language, abridged for the use of schools.

Burlington, N.J. printed by John S. Meehan, 1815. First edition, 12mo, 16 & unpaginated lexicon in double column, a nice copy in full orig. sheep, wavy blindstamped fillets on spine. In the advertisement on the verso of the title, the author hopes for the need of an unabridged version of the same work, but as the dictionary "made little contribution to the development of lexicography in America," no other edition was published. Allison (1753-1827) was a member of the American Philosophical Society and was long one of its secretaries. Shaw & Shoemaker 33832; Burkett, p. 55ff.; Kennedy 6360; Felcone 327. Item #28594

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