Item #59944 A dictionary of the English language. Joseph E. Worcester.
A dictionary of the English language

A dictionary of the English language

Boston: Hickling, Swan, and Brewer, 1860. First edition of Worcester's greatest dictionary, large, thick 4to, pp. lxvii, [1], 1786; text in triple column, illustrations in text; previous owner's bookplate on upper pastedown; a very good, sound copy in publisher's full black morocco, neatly rebacked with old spine laid down, gilt-lettered direct on spine. Contains a catalogue of English dictionaries (1499-1859). Worcester's best dictionary: the 1859 Merriam-Webster was the first American dictionary with illustrations, but credit for the idea goes to Worcester who suffered the fate of industrial sabotage at the hands of his seemingly ubiquitous competitor. Item #59944

Price: $425.00

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