Being a corrected re-issue with an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles' founded mainly on the materials collected by the Philological Society and edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. Supplements edi
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Book Description Oxford University Press, London, 1981. Slip-Case. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 21st. VG in NF slipcase. This is the 2 volume set of the OED that was reproduced micrographically. The size of the volumes and the weight of the pages have caused them to pull towards the bottom, giving the top of the spine a slight concave look. The binding is blue cloth and in very good condition. The matching slipcase is in near fine condition, the plastic tabs that help to pull the books out of the slipcase are a little tattered but still functional and the drawer for the magnifying glass (included) is in great shape and includes the original box (within the drawer) for the magnifying glass. Volume I is A-O and Volume II is P-Z with supplement and biography. Because of the size and weight, this book will require extra shipping. Slip-Case pages. Bookseller Inventory # 6875
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0198612125
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0198612125 Complete 3 Volume set in original slipcase with magnifying glass. All books and slipcase are in very nice condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Bookseller Inventory # OVS1089
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Heavy 3 volume set. A uniform set reissued as a three volume set in 1987. Volume 1 1987, Volume 2 20th printing 1981. Volume 3 A supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary volumes I - IV with ISBN 0-19-861211-7 1987. Folios 12 1/8" tall. Dark grey cloth stamped in silver. xii, 2048 pages; v, 2049 - 4116 pages and xvii, 1412 pages. Includes original Bausch and Lomb magnifying glass in special drawer at top of slipcase. Breakfront style slipcase is extremely sturdily made to hold the 31 pound set. Set measures 15" tall x 9 3/8" wide x 10" deep but just 7 1/2" deep at top where drawer for magnifying glass is. Scarce 3 volume complete with slipcase. E-mail me for shipping amount to your location. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # 024485
Book Description Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1971, 1981., 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 20th printing ; of the 1971 edition ; 2 large, thick, very heavy volumes in blue with designs and lettering in gold ; xii, 4116 pp. ; 31 cm. ; LCCN: 76-188038 ; OCLC: 21685724 ; "Micrographic reproduction of the 13 volume Oxford English dictionary published in 1933./ "This reissue of A new English dictionary on historical principles as The Oxford English dictionary in twelve volumes is a reprint of the original ten-volume work. An additional volume comprises a supplement"--P. v./ Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, pp. 4094-4116)." ; v. 1. A-O -- v. 2. P-Z. Supplement and bibliography ; soiling to bottom of textblock from shelf ; crease to first signature, volumes 1 & 2 ; covers tight, with little wear ; vol. 2 has corner and edge bumps; a good set, without the slipcase and magnifying glass ; exhaustive ; 9 1/4 inches x 12 1/4 inches x 6 inches ; "The aim of this dictionary is to present in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology. It embraces not only the standard language of literature and conversation, whether current at the moment, or obsolete, or archaic, but also the main technical vocabulary, and a large measure of dialectical usage and slang. Its basis is a collection of some five millions of excerpts from English literature of every period amassed by an army of voluntary readers and the editorial staff. Such a collection of evidence--it is represented by a selection of 1,800,000 quotations actually printed--could form the only possible foundation for the historical treatment of every word and idiom which is the raison d'être of the work." ; VG,VG. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 4826
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0198612125