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AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.: WEBSTER. NOAH.

WEBSTER. NOAH.

Published by S. Converse. Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven. 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: S. Converse. Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven. 1828, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION. 2 4to Volumes. (11.8 x 9.2 inches). Portrait frontispiece. With the additions leaf but without the initial advert leaf. Some minor spots to a few leaves but overall a very good, bright and clean, wide margined copy with the fore and lower edges untrimmed. Finely bound in recent period-style binding of full diced Russia. Spines with wide raised bands, each with triple gilt rules. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Elaborate decorative gilt borders to the boards. Marbled endpapers. A bright and attractive copy of this famous dictionary. --------- First edition of the dictionary that almost at once became, and has remained, the standard English dictionary in the United States; one of 2,500 copies. Webster wanted to stress the political separation from Britain by the cultivation of a distinct American language, and so, under the influence of his friend Benjamin Franklin, turned his attention to "a reformed mode of spelling" and gave many printed American words their distinctive appearance. "The book marked a definite advance in modern lexicography, as it included many non-literary terms and paid great attention to the language actually spoken. Moreover, his definitions of the meanings of words were accurate and concise (Sir James Murray, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, called him 'a born definer of words') and have for the greater part stood the test of time superbly well. In fact, Webster succeeded in breaking the fetters imposed upon American English by Dr Johnson, to the ultimate benefit of the living languages of both countries" (Printing and the Mind of Man). -------- Grolier, American 36; PMM 291; Skeel 583; Sabin 102335. Bookseller Inventory # 8418

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An American Dictionary of the English Language.: WEBSTER, Noah.

WEBSTER, Noah.

Published by New York: Published by S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: New York: Published by S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, 1828. 2 volumes, quarto (295 × 230 mm). Attractively rebound to style in full diced russia, spines divided into compartments by wide bands, gilt-lettered direct in two compartments, others with gilt centrepieces, covers with wide gilt decorative roll border, marbled endpapers, the fore and lower edges entirely untrimmed. A few minor spots here and there, an excellent copy, handsomely bound, with untrimmed edges. Portrait frontispiece. With the additions leaf but without the initial advert leaf. First edition of the dictionary that almost at once became, and has remained, the standard English dictionary in the United States; one of 2,500 copies. Webster wanted to stress the political separation from Britain by the cultivation of a distinct American language, and so, under the influence of his friend Benjamin Franklin, turned his attention to "a reformed mode of spelling" and gave many printed American words their distinctive appearance. "The book marked a definite advance in modern lexicography, as it included many non-literary terms and paid great attention to the language actually spoken. Moreover, his definitions of the meanings of words were accurate and concise (Sir James Murray, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, called him 'a born definer of words') and have for the greater part stood the test of time superbly well. In fact, Webster succeeded in breaking the fetters imposed upon American English by Dr Johnson, to the ultimate benefit of the living languages of both countries" (PMM). Grolier, American 36; PMM 291; Skeel 583; Sabin 102335. Bookseller Inventory # 76291

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An American Dictionary of the English Language: WEBSTER, Noah (1758-1853)

WEBSTER, Noah (1758-1853)

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Item Description: published by S. Converse, printed by Hezekiah Howe of New Haven, New York, 1828. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 1/16 x 9 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Webster by A.B. Durand after S.F.B. Morse at the front of vol.I, "Additions and Corrections" leaf bound at the end of vol.II. Expertly bound to style in half russia over period marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments. First edition of the most important American dictionary, the "most ambitious publication ever undertaken, up to that time, upon American soil" (Grolier "American 100") and a prize to be cherished by any American who cares about their native tongue. The American Dictionary was printed in an initial edition of just 2500 copies, uncut in boards or full calf, at $20 for the two volumes. Importantly, the present copy includes the "Additions and Corrections" leaf at the end of the second volume, which is sometimes lacking. Webster's best-known work is significant for a string of reasons: according to Printing and the Mind of Man the Dictionary "at once became, and has remained, the standard English dictionary in the United States. [it also] marked a definite advance in modern lexicography, as it included many non-literary terms and paid attention to the language actually spoken . In fact, Webster succeeded in breaking the fetters imposed upon American English by Dr. [Samuel] Johnson, . to the ultimate benefit of the living languages of both countries". To sum up: the American Dictionary was "one of the great contributions towards mass education . [in the United States, placing] correct spelling and usage within the reach of Everyman" (Grolier American 100 ). Noah Webster, teacher, lawyer and lexicographer, was also "an ardent nationalist and he wanted to stress the political separation from England by the cultivation of a separate American language" (PMM). Starting work on the American Dictionary in 1800, "Webster set a new standard for etymological investigation, and for accuracy of definition ('a born definer of words' - Sir James Murray), and included 70,000 words, as against the 58,000 of any previous dictionary." (Grolier American 100). This two-volume quarto dictionary represents the culmination of Webster's indefatigable dedication to providing his country with its first comprehensive modern dictionary. The valuable introductory material contains his thesis on the development of languages, and also his philosophical and practical grammar of the English language. Grolier American 100 36; Printing & the Mind of Man 291; Sabin 102335; Skeel 583. Bookseller Inventory # 27070

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An American dictionary of the English language: Noah Webster

Noah Webster

Published by New York : S. Converse (1828)

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Item Description: New York : S. Converse, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. 2 volume set. 1st ed. Fine bindings. Full red Moroccan leather binding. 4 raised bands, gilt ruled and embellished. Black leather spine labels. Fine binding and cover. Hand-made marbled end pages. Portrait of Webster. Contemporary owner's names on FEP up to title page. Eatonton, Georgia. Some tanning and scattered foxing. Additions leaf at end of volume. Grolier, 100 American, 36. Printing and the Mind of Man 291. Sabin 102335. Skeel 583. HBS 64738. Webster's dictionary was a monumental work which took 26 years to complete. Webster learned 28 languages to evaluate etymology. His dictionary contained nearly 70,000 words, 12,000 of which had never appeared in a dictionary before. (Noteably: skunk, squash, hickory, and chowder. ) Webster's dictionary was extremely important in establishing standardized definitions and spellings for American words and usage; such as color v. colour and music v. musick. "This dictionary almost at once became, and has remained, the standard English Dictionary in the United States marked a definite advance in modern lexicography, as it included many non-literary terms and paid great attention to the language actually spoken." PMM, 291. Bookseller Inventory # 150126001511

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A dictionary of the English language. Reprinted: WEBSTER, Noah.

WEBSTER, Noah.

Published by Black Young and Young London (1832)

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Item Description: Black Young and Young London, 1832. First U.K. edition. 2 volumes, 4to., contemporary calf gilt, covers with gilt borders, spines in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in second, tan morocco label to third, others richly gilt, raised bands, marbled edges, lightly rubbed, an excellent set. Bookseller Inventory # 84485

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A Dictionary of the English Language ,: Webster, Noah

Webster, Noah

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Item Description: Published by Black, Young, and Young, London, 1832. , 2 uniform volumes, Vol. I. civ, signatures B - 5Z3, Vol. II. [ii], signatures A - 6A2, with text in 3 columns per page First UK Edition , both rebacked and with original spine laid down, corners bumped, some light marks to covers, spines rubbed, contemporary owner's signature on front pastedown [James van Sommer, 1842], internally clean, in very good condition , full diced tan calf with gilt titles on red and green leather spine labels Quarto Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 53051

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A compendious dictionary of the English language.: Webster, Noah

Webster, Noah

Published by from Sidney's Press for Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford (1806)

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Item Description: from Sidney's Press for Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford, 1806. First edition of Webster's first dictionary, 12mo, pp. xxiii, [1], 408; full contemporary calf, red morocco label; some scuffing and minor foxing, short crack starting at the top of the upper joint, small chip out from the top of the spine; else a very good, sound copy. Early ownership signature on the flyleaf of "Sarah Gardiner, East Hampton, Long Island," and "John L. Gardiner, 1807 12/-". A Cordell Library duplicate, with its large bookplate."It was no perfunctory abridgement of existing English works, as the few dictionaries hitherto published on this continent had been. Though it was compact, making no pretense to rival Johnson's profusion, it flung down to Johnson's and to every other existing dictionary a challenge on five important counts: spelling (which Webster would reform); pronunciation (which he would guard against capricious change); etymology (in which he effectively showed up Johnson's shortcomings); modernity; and definitions. The first three of these are dealt with in an Introduction by turns brilliant and abstruse, outlining those theories which Webster was later to develop more fully in his great Dictionary of 1828. In the body of the Compendious he included thousands of words which were in daily use but not in any other lexicon. And his definitions, though brief often to the point of synonymy, proved brilliantly his special gifts for accuracy and precision in this, the most important feature in any dictionary" (Noah's Ark, p. 24). Skeel 577; Sabin 102347. Bookseller Inventory # 44390

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Webster, Noah.

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Item Description: from Sidney's Press for Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford, 1806. First edition of Webster's first dictionary, 12mo, pp. xxiii, [1], 408; full contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, red morocco label; some scuffing and minor foxing, else a very good, sound copy. "It was no perfunctory abridgement of existing English works, as the few dictionaries hitherto published on this continent had been. Though it was compact, making no pretense to rival Johnson's profusion, it flung down to Johnson's and to every other existing dictionary a challenge on five important counts: spelling (which Webster would reform); pronunciation (which he would guard against capricious change); etymology (in which he effectively showed up Johnson's shortcomings); modernity; and definitions. The first three of these are dealt with in an Introduction by turns brilliant and abstruse, outlining those theories which Webster was later to develop more fully in his great Dictionary of 1828. In the body of the Compendious he included thousands of words which were in daily use but not in any other lexicon. And his definitions, though brief often to the point of synonymy, proved brilliantly his special gifts for accuracy and precision in this, the most important feature in any dictionary" (Noah's Ark, p. 24). Skeel 577; Sabin 102347. Bookseller Inventory # 31599

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Item Description: From Sydney's Press for Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford, (CT), 1806. First edition. 12mo. xxiii, (1), 408 pp. "The first fruit of Webster's lexicographical activities was this small work. In its compilation Webster learned the technique of lexicography and tried out some ideas of his own, for example, some 5000 words not included in previous dictionaries. Webster however thought of his first dictionary as only preparatory to a large work, a work upon which he labored steadily for nearly twenty years" (DAB). Sabin 102347: "First edition of the dictionary." American Imprints 11831. Skeel 577: "Price was $1.50; the edition was 7000." Recent period-style calf, leather label and gilt rules on spine. Paper flaw at the corner of one leaf resulting in the loss of a little text; otherwise, a very good copy in an attractive new binding. (1344). Bookseller Inventory # 54701

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Item Description: George & Charles Merriam, Springfield, 1848. First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontis portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse (slightly offset onto title-p.); full original sheep, gilt lettered direct on spine; some rubbing and wear, but sound. Bookseller Inventory # 31188

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Webster, Noah ; revised and enlarged by Chauncey A Goodrich

Published by George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA (1848)

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Item Description: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA, 1848. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Portrait Frontispiece (illustrator). 1st Merriam Edition. Hinges started, 2" head chip, worn. Solid oversize hardcover. Marbled endpapers. ; Inscribed copy for Brown professor of rhetoric and English literature William Gammell from the Merriams! Signed "Prof W Gammell - With the respectful regards of G & C Merriam." Subtitle concludes: . to which is prefixed An Introductory Dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. A scarce association copy of this classic of the American English language forwarded by the Merriams.; 1367 pages; Signed by Associated. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS000430I

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Webster, Noah

Published by From Sidney's Press. For Hudson & Goodwin, Book-sellers, Hartford, and Increase Cooke & Co. Book-sellers, New Haven, Hartford and New Haven (1806)

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Item Description: From Sidney's Press. For Hudson & Goodwin, Book-sellers, Hartford, and Increase Cooke & Co. Book-sellers, New Haven, Hartford and New Haven, 1806. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. "In Which Five Thousand Words are added to the number found in the best English Compends; The Orthography is, in some instances, corrected; The Pronunciation marked by an Accent or other suitable Direction; and the Definitions of many Words amended and improved." Original leather boards with title on leather label (title difficult to read), xxiii [1] 406 [lacks last leaf]. Tear on one leaf in preface with no loss; worming in bottom margin of leaf 405/406. Foxing throughout. Boards are scuffed with a former owner's initials incised in rear cover. Several instances of former owner name (Ralph Hall) in a contemporary hand on front endpapers; some numbers on rear paste-down endpaper. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 007388

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Webster, Noah.

Published by New York: White, Gallaher, & White, 1830. (1830)

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Item Description: New York: White, Gallaher, & White, 1830., 1830. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The rare first edition of this abridgement from Webster's magnum opus of 1828, designed for schools and accountants. As the expansion and improvement of education was Webster's primary passion, this book would have been a key publication in his work. It went into many subsequent editions, the earliest uncommon. Small 4to, 5 x 5.5", in sixes.(4), vi, (pg. 7)-536 pages. Lacks free endpages, otherwise complete. Title page has some stains and age-toning, text with scattered mild dampstaining, some creases and small tears, but especially considering the intent of the book (young eyes and fingers), in very good condition. Full leather, surface cracking and scars, small adhered paper residue on front cover, otherwise intact. Leather spine label. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19014666743

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An American dictionary of the English language;: Webster, Noah.

Item Description: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, 1848. First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontispiece portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse; full original sheep, lacking spine label; the whole quite scuffed and rubbed, preliminaries foxed with one soil spot; previous ownership signature on front flyleaf has been neatly cut out; texblock very good and sound.Vancil, p. 262. Bookseller Inventory # 44590

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Item Description: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, 1848. First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontispiece portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse; full original sheep, black morocco spine label mostly perished; the whole quite scuffed and rubbed, preliminaries foxed, modern (1950s) manuscript list of birthdays on rear endpapers; texblock very good and sound. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Mrs. H. Booth on front free endpaper and frontispiece verso.Vancil, p. 262. Bookseller Inventory # 44550

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Webster, Noah

Published by George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA (1848)

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Item Description: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA, 1848. Leather bound. First Merriam Webster Edition. 1367pp. Very thick quarto [27 cm] Brown leather with a black leather spine label. Marbled edges and endsheets. Good. The covers and spine are rubbed and have numerous dark stains. There are a couple of scrapes in the leather of the rear board. The longer scrape measures 2 and 1/2 inches. There is a large loss from the leather at the foot of the spine that measures 2 and 1/4 inches tall by 1 and 1/4 inches wide. The marbled edges are faded. There are five or so very small dark stains on the edges of the text block. The edges of the endsheets are darkened, and the flyleaves are mildly soiled. There is a contemporary owner's name on the front free endsheet. The frontispiece is offset on the surrounding pages. There is a former owner's ink stamp on the front flyleaf. There is a contemporary owner's name, along with a brief notation, on the top edge of the Preface page. This notation is faintly mirrored on the title page. There is another contemporary owner's name in pen on the rear flyleaf that is also offset on surrounding pages. There are stains in the centers of pp. 364-422. The largest and darkest stains are in the middle of this section, and measure 1 and 1/4 inches tall by 1 and 1/4 inches wide. The stains do not obscure the text. Occasional light staining, very small dark stains and foxing on the pages. There are sporadic light moisture stains in the corners and edges of the pages. The larger stains are 3 inches tall by 3 inches wide, and they become slightly darker on the last several pages. The pages are mildly browned. The book is sturdy. Noah Webster strongly believed in developing the cultural independence of the United States, a chief component of which was to be a distinctive American language with its own idiom, pronunciation, and style. Bookseller Inventory # 28223

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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: COMPILED: Webster, Noah

Webster, Noah

Published by Sidney's Press, N. Haven: (1807)

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Item Description: Sidney's Press, N. Haven:, 1807. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. School Book; Reference; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; v, [1], 306 pages; [Early American Children's Books] A Dictionary of The English Language: Compiled for The Use of Common Schools in The United States. Contemp. Sheep leather, red and gilt morocco spine label; rubbed. Contents good. Some internal spotting, ink signatures on title, light red ink annotation on verso of title, blank end papers frayed, binding solid. American Imprints 14188. Webster had published his first dictionary a year earlier but revised and shortened the text for this subsequent edition to better satisfy the more simple needs of schoolchildren. Graphic of title page, copyright page and endpapers available. The 1806 1st has 408pp. The pagination for the 1807 1st school dictionary is v, [1], 306, quite a bit shorter. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 28679

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Webster, Noah

Published by Sidney's Press, New-Haven (1807)

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Item Description: Sidney's Press, New-Haven, 1807. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Rear endpaper out. Covers worn, page edges; 8vo; 306 pages Good browning & pages yellowed. Some waterstains. Ink label darkened. Bookseller Inventory # 19659

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Webster, Noah ; revised and enlarged by Chauncey A Goodrich

Published by George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA (1848)

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Item Description: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA, 1848. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Portrait Frontispiece (illustrator). 1st Merriam Ed. Foxing, 2" head chip, rubbed. Solid copy. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. Original full leather binding, six compartment spine, spine label, and marbled endpapers. Uncommon in solid, original binding, neither needing repair nor having been repaired. Subtitled: Containing the whole vocabulary of the First Edition in two volumes quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the Second Edition in two volumes royal octavo; to which is prefixed An Introductory Dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed.; 1367 pages. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS001919I

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Item Description: American Book Company, New York, 1896. Quarter Calf over Marble. Book Condition: Fine. Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. New York: American Book Company, 1896. First edition of this rare format, an abridgement of Webster's International Dictionary with over 800 engravings. 8vo. Rebound with antique marble binding with brown calif spine and contrasting spine label. New endpapers, 720 pp. Thumb-indexed. Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012400

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Webster, Noah

Published by F. J. Huntington and Co., New York (1838)

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Item Description: F. J. Huntington and Co., New York, 1838. Full Leather. Book Condition: Good. Early. New York: Huntington, 1838. Early edition, copyright 1833. Full leather binding, gold titles, four compartments defined. 341 pp. followed by 2 pages of reviews. Children's writing in pencil on endpapers and title. Spine faded, boards chipped top and bottom of spine with 1/8" loss of material. Boards quite rubbed, corner of front board stained, light stain to corner of title (no other pages affected). Lacking front endpaper. Light to moderate foxing. Good condition. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004368

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Johnson, Samuel; Noah Webster & David Littlejohn.

Published by The Book Club of California San Francisco. Publication Number 139; 500 copies of this book printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. (1971)

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Item Description: The Book Club of California San Francisco. Publication Number 139; 500 copies of this book printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. "Illustrated with a matched pair of original leaves from A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel John, A.M. (1755) and An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster, LL.D. (1828)". Size of binding: 10 ¼ inches x 12 ¾ in., title-page, colophon page, dedication page; followed by quote in black letter, from Genesis XI, 1-9; typographic page with definitions of "babble" from Johnson & Webster, with reproduction of a woodcut of the Tower of Babel; followed by a quotation from J.-L. Borges "The Library of Babel": pp. [1-8], [9]-84 + printed title + 2 original leaves from the first editions [1755 & 1828] of both dictionaries; illustrated with reproductions of titlepages, prints, etc. Webster page (9 ½ in. x 12 in.): Shirt-Shoe; [reverse is]: Shoe-Shore. The page shows age-related tanning, spotting. Johnson page (9 ½ in. x 16 ¼ in.): Shivery-Shoemaker; [reverse is]: Shog-Shoot. Some light spotting, the page has been folded, and the lower left-hand corner is also folded, so this folio size page fits into the book, this area shows a crease and a small tear to the page. Both pages define the word: shoe. Dark blue cloth spine and sides with a red leather title label mounted on the spine and gilt-lettered: JOHNSON-WEBSTER, with gilt border; lighter blue, textured paper over boards, with gilt design along the edge of the paper at the cloth, on both covers. With the bookplate of: Ben D. Zevin, Cleveland From his Library of Books about Books, on the front paste-down; he was the President of Cleveland, Ohio based World Publishing, publishers of dictionaries, of which Ben Zevin, once had a large personal collection. A small indentation to the upper margins of the front flyleaves and titlepage. Weight: 1 ¾ lbs. Bookseller Inventory # F-241

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Johnson, Samuel; Noah Webster & David Littlejohn.

Published by The Book Club of California San Francisco 1971. Publication Number 139; 500 copies of this book printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. (1971)

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Item Description: The Book Club of California San Francisco 1971. Publication Number 139; 500 copies of this book printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. "Illustrated with a matched pair of original leaves from A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel John, A.M. (1755) and An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster, LL.D. (1828)". Size of binding: 10 ¼ in. x 12 ¾ in., titlepage, colophon page, dedication page; followed by quote in black letter, from Genesis XI, 1-9; typographic page with definitions of “babble” from Johnson & Webster, with reproduction of a woodcut of the Tower of Babel; followed by a quotation from J.-L. Borges “The Library of Babel”: pp. [1-8], [9]-84 + printed title + 2 original leaves from the first editions [1755 & 1828] of both dictionaries; illustrated with reproductions of titlepages, prints, etc. Webster page (9 ½ in. x 12 in.): Penniless-Pentameter; [reverse is]: Pentameter-Peppermint. The page shows age-related tanning, spotting. Johnson page (9 ½ in. x 16 ¼ in.): Penetrability-Pennached; [reverse is]: Pennant-Pentachord. Some worming to the top margin of page, not affecting the text, some light spotting, the page has been folded, and the lower left-hand corner is also folded, so this folio size page fits into the book. Both pages define the word penniless. Dark blue cloth spine and sides with a red leather title label mounted on the spine and gilt-lettered: JOHNSON-WEBSTER, with gilt border; lighter blue, textured paper over boards, with gilt design along the edge of the paper at the cloth, on both covers. Spine label shows a chip, light fading to cover edges; former owner’s rubber-stamped book label on front paste-down. Near fine/. Weight: 1 ¾ lbs. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-504753848

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Littlejohn, David.

Published by Book Club of California,, San Francisco: (1971)

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Item Description: Book Club of California,, San Francisco:, 1971. Illustrated with a matched pair (w-x) of original leaves from A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson (1755) and An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster (1828). (illustrator). First edition, one of 500 copies printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. Blue cloth backed pale blue boards. Slight toning to edges of boards, front board very slight bowed, else fine in custom mylar cover. Prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 137654

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Gardner, Dorsey; Webster, Noah; Porter, Noah

Published by American Book Company (1884)

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Item Description: American Book Company, 1884. First Edition. Very Good; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Condensed dictionary, derived from Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Over 1500 illustrations. 794 pages. bound in dark green cloth with red & black stamped design, gilt lettering; marbled edges. Probable first edition, as 1884 is the first date for this publication in any worldcat holdings. Square binding, solid, but cords visible at preface page. Clean cover, slightly darkened cloth; gilt very bright and intact. Minor scuffing and a spot or two of discoloration. Light to moderate wear to extremities -- ends of spine show minor fraying; very tips of corners softened. Interior clean, bright, free of names or markings. Endpapers toned & lightly soiled; internals show light toning on margins, light scattered foxing. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 27123

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Webster, Noah

Published by George and Charles Merriam, Springfield (1848)

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Item Description: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, 1848. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket. Reference; frontis; (4to) 10 1/4x8,; lxxxiv, lxxxiv, 13671367 pages; The first Meriam-Webster dictionary, Revised and Enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich. Leather, front cover detached, back cover lacking, generally light foxing, dusty. Complete, binding solid. Portrait frontispiece. The first edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Noah Webster published his "Compendious Dictionary of the English Language" in 1806, the forerunner of his 1828 "American Dictionary of the English Language," which grew from 38,000 to 70,000 words in the 1840 revision. The present edition begins the long-running Merriam-Webster brand, which remains the standard American dictionary. The definition of "golf" makes reference to "Strutt" (Sports and Pastimes of the People of England). Contents generally Good. Provenance- William Nixon III. ; 11. Bookseller Inventory # 32115

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Joseph Devlin; Noah Webster.

Published by Publisher's Guild 19381st Edition, Publisd (1938)

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Item Description: Publisher's Guild 19381st Edition, Publisd, 1938. hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. 1st. This is the 1936 edition. Large very fat tan hardcover with red title bands and gold lettering and borders; 1956pp + many additional sections. Slight exterior wear; no marks or writing. Endpapers were split at hinges and have been neatly repaired with tape and glue. HEAVY/OVERSIZE. **We are a small family business selling on Amazon since 1999 and have over 30 years' experience in providing fine new and pre-owned books. You can expect professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Bookseller Inventory # 48738

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based Noah Webster, illustrated with 670 engravings, blank endpapers former owner name, preface Charles Walter Brown

Published by M. A. Donohue Chicago

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Item Description: M. A. Donohue Chicago. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Thus. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Thus. HB NODJ, No Date, Early Vintage, 1st edition Thus, Purple with Black decorated cloth Cover minor rub & Wear & tiny Chips Extremities, NF/VG+, NODJ, back cover couple stains, Bookseller Inventory # 9248

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Noah Webster

Published by William McKenzie, Glasgow

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Item Description: William McKenzie, Glasgow. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (As Issued). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Date Unknown. 2 Volume set . Brown leather boards, signs of wear to both volumes particularly to the spine. Small inscriptions to inside front board. 596pp in each volume with additional pages of plates at the rear. Some foxing to first blank pages of both volumes. Remaining pages are clean throughout. Please note that this is a very heavy set and an additional postal charge will apply. (Any digital image available on request). Bookseller Inventory # 016123

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Webster, Noah

Published by Foundation for Amer Christian, San Francisco, CA (1985)

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Item Description: Foundation for Amer Christian, San Francisco, CA, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fourth Edition of Reprint. Facsilile reprint of the 1828 first edition of Webster's famous dictionary. Frontispiece (print of Webster) is crinkled and ragged on bottom edge. Similar to the final page of the additions. Otherwise a near Very Good copy of a large book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 27685

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