A VOCABULARY, or pocket dictionary. To which is prefixed, a compendious grammar of the English language

Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville, 1765. First and only edition, 18mo in sixes, 96 leaves, [†]2 a-c6 d2 B-N6 O2; full modern calf, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, marbled endpapers; hinges a bit rubbed, else near fine. A dictionary in the "hard words" tradition, omitting "the common words of the language," and designed for the use of "young ladies, and gentlemen, too, who have not had the advantage of a liberal or learned education" (Preface). Halkett & Laing, Kennedy, and Alston attribute the work to Baskerville himself. In the noted dictionary collector Tom Rodger’s copy of Alston, he attributes it to Joseph Priestley. Gaskell 31; Vancil, p. 245; Kennedy 6264; Alston V, 237. Item #43273

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