An universal etymological English dictionary ... Eighteenth edition. NATHAN BAILEY.
An universal etymological English dictionary ... Eighteenth edition.

An universal etymological English dictionary ... Eighteenth edition.

London: printed for T. Osborn [et al.], 1761. 8vo, pp. [1] ads, [16], unpaginated lexicon in double column, [1] ads; Alston V, 112; Kennedy 6255; together, and uniformly bound with the separately published volume II: Bailey, N[athan], The universal etymological dictionary... The seventh [and last] edition... London: William Cavell, 1776, pp. [6], unpaginated lexicon in double column; title within a metal-cut border, a few woodcut illustrations in the text of a mostly heraldic nature; Alston V, 135 (locating only the Oxford copy); OCLC adds Columbia and ISU; see Kennedy 6211; both volumes in 19th century tan morocco over marbled boards, red morocco labels on gilt paneled spines; some minor scuffing else very good and sound. A matched set of Bailey's two popular dictionaries, the second, rather enigmatic volume supplementing the first, and not often found together. Volume II, here present in the last (and apparently the rarest) edition, is, according to Alston, "a supplementary volume" which "enjoyed a separate publishing existence." See also Starnes & Noyes, The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, chapters XIV and XV. Item #28901

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