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The Smallest English Dictionary in the World

Published by David Bryce & Son, 1900
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384pp. With a frontispiece portrait of the dictionary's influential author, Dr. Samuel Johnson. Until the Oxford English Dictionary was completed, Dr. Johnson's text was considered to be the most authoritative English dictionary. This is one of a number of miniature books published by Bryce using the process of photographic reduction. Bound in gilt-titled limp red roan with "Pears" stamped in gilt on the rear cover; copies of Bryce's dictionary bound in wrappers typically had an advertisement for Pears Soap on the rear cover. Cover lightly soiled, else about fine, housed in original engraved metal box with magnifier.(Bondy, p. 106; see Spielmann 464). (1 1/8 by 7/8; 29x22mm). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Smallest English Dictionary in the World
Publisher: David Bryce & Son
Publication Date: 1900

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Published by Glasgow David Bryce & Sons (um ) (1900)
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Book Description Glasgow David Bryce & Sons (um ), 1900. 0. 2,7 x 1,9 cm. 384 S. Rote Original-Broschur. Ganzgoldschn. In Original-Leder-Kassette. (Einband etw. best., Vors. mit Besitzervermerk, leicht eselsohrig, sonst gut). Buch. Seller Inventory # 205930CB

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Book Description David Bryce & Son, Glasgow; nd. 2x3cm. 617(1)pp. with the last page containing English coins and measurements. Unbelievable, the text is in three columns. Bound in red morocco, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, tiny chip to outer margin of title page otherwise a lovely near fine copy. Seller Inventory # 019463

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Book Description Frederick A. Stokes 0, N Y. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. ca 1900, in silver plated locket case with built in magnifying glass, original leather. Size: Miniature 3/4" X 1 1/4". Book. Seller Inventory # 001490

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Book Description David Bryce & Sons: Glasgow nd. Frontis, 1 x 3/4, red leather w/ gilt lettering, blindstamped hinged metal case with circular glass "window" and a loop at the top, 384 pp. Covers have light/moderate wear and rubbing, soiling to edges, front inner hinge cracked, a few creased corners and small tears, light staining along inner margins at front and back, slipcase is very well worn. Seller Inventory # 97-5739

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Book Description Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York (c. 1900). Full-Leather. 1 1/16" x 3/4" (2.8 x 1.9 cm), red full leather binding, hinged metal box, with magnifing glass in top of box; 384 pages, frontis of Dr. Johnson. First American edition, c. 1900. Dictionary and metal box are very good. Seller Inventory # 7523

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Published by John Bryce and Son, Glasgow (1890)
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Book Description John Bryce and Son, Glasgow, 1890. Couverture souple. Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. Reliure éditeur rouge Un volume minuscule (27x19 mm) de 647 pages Marque de la loupe au premier plat Dictionnaire français anglais au format minuscule, bien complet de sa boite d'origine métalliqu, équipée d'une loupe sans laquelle la lecture de l'ouvrage serait impossible ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION_____________ _________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Original publishers red covers Miniature (27x19 mm), 647 pages Trace of the magnifier glass on first cover Miniature well complete of its original silver metal case with inset magnifier to the upper section. 20g. Seller Inventory # E1129

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Book Description 0. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. GLASGOW DAVID BRYCE AND SONS A very good copy of the Bryce miniature edition of 'The Smallest English Dictionary in the World' published in Glasgow, undated but circa 1890. A true miniature, complete in its original silver metal case with inset magnifier to the upper section. 128mo, bound in its original publishers red morocco covers, gilt lettered, page edges yellow. The book measures 2cm by 3cm, the metal container measures 3cm by 4cm. The contents are complete in 384pp. with portrait frontispiece present as called for. Condition: The covers are firm and in good condition, a little darkened from handling to surface and page edges, contents firm and in good clean condition, title leaf and frontispiece a little soiled, a good many corners creased, retaining original yellow endpapers. The tin is tarnished from age but otherwise in good order. Book. Seller Inventory # 300132

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