A new dictionary of the English language: Richardson, Charles

A new dictionary of the English language

Richardson, Charles

Published by William Pickering, London, 1836
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First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [4], 1183, [1]; [4], 1185-2222, [1]; contemporary and probably original full calf, double gilt-ruled borders, gilt-decorated spine in 5 compartments, black gilt-lettered morocco spine labels (partially perished); rebacked, original spines laid down; boards a bit scratched, hinges reinforced, else very good and sound. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Nathaniel Ellison on front pastedowns. The most substantial lexicographical undertaking in England between Johnson and the O.E.D. "Richardson was an ardent philologist of the school of Horne Tooke . His principle was to arrive at the original and proper meaning which was inherent in a word from its etymology" (see DNB). Bookseller Inventory # 44559

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Title: A new dictionary of the English language

Publisher: William Pickering, London

Publication Date: 1836

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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