A reply to Messrs. G. & C. Merriam's attack upon the character of Dr. Worcester and his dictionaries.
Boston: Jenks, Hickling and Swan, 1854. First and only edition, 8vo, pp. 48; stitched as issued; very good. The Dictionary Wars continued. This is Worcester's publisher's vehement rebuttal to a pamphlet circulated in the Midwest by the Merriams accusing Worcester of appropriating Webster's orthography. Includes interesting statements from the publisher of Webster's 1828 quarto, Converse, with regard to the 1829 Worcester abridgement of it, and the intimation by Converse that Worcester may have inadvertently created a conflict of interest by agreeing to compile an abridgement of Webster (1829) while working on his own Comprehensive ... Dictionary (1830). Also includes the text of an exchange of angry letters between Worcester and Webster, and a number of pro-Worcester testimonials, including those from Jared Sparks, Longfellow, and Francis Leiber. Item #31098