The new and complete dictionary of the English language. To which is prefixed a compendious grammar...

The new and complete dictionary of the English language. To which is prefixed a compendious grammar


Published by Edward & Charles Dilly, London, 1775
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First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, unpaginated lexicon in double column, this copy with the second title-p. (not in all copies; the book has continuous signatures), and with the price of 12 shillings beneath the imprint (no priority); contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked and preserving the original red morocco label; a very good, sound set. Ash (?1724-1779) was an English Baptist minister whose dictionary (second edition, 1795) was compiled on the basis of Bailey's. In a catalogue of 1872 John Russell Smith writes: "A very useful dictionary as it contains obsolete, provincial, and cant words and phrases, besides a number of technical terms." In a letter to David Ramsay, Webster notes: "It is questionable how far vulgar and cant words are to be admitted into a dictionary. Johnson has transgressed the rules of lexicography beyond any other compiler; for his work contains more of the lowest of all vulgar words than any other now extant, Ash excepted." Alston V, 288. Bookseller Inventory # 43014

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Title: The new and complete dictionary of the ...

Publisher: Edward & Charles Dilly, London

Publication Date: 1775

Edition: 1st Edition

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