Item #60984 Universal technological dictionary or familiar explanation of the terms used in all arts and sciences, containing definitions drawn from the original writers. George Crabb.
Universal technological dictionary or familiar explanation of the terms used in all arts and sciences, containing definitions drawn from the original writers

Universal technological dictionary or familiar explanation of the terms used in all arts and sciences, containing definitions drawn from the original writers

London: printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row, by C. Baldwin, New Bridge-Street, 1823. First edition, 4to, 2 volumes, pp. [8] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [2] & unpaginated lexicon; engraved illustrations throughout text plus 60 engraved plates at the rear (many composite), showing everything from alphabets, anatomy, architecture and astronomy to ship-building and zoology; a number of other smaller illustrations in the text, largely heraldic; full contemporary calf, rebacked, old spines (darkened) laid down; some uneven fading along the edges of the boards; bookplate of Dr. Sydney Ross. Crabb (1778-1851) "commenced the study of medicine, but being unable to endure the dissecting room resigned his medical studies to become assistant to a bookseller" (DNB). He was the successful compiler of a number of legal digests and schoolbooks, several German instruction books, and miscellaneous dictionaries, including a popular Dictionary of English Synonyms which remains in print to this day. Vancil, p. 62;. Item #60984

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