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The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary : Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically. by   R. W. (1923-) - 1975 - from Joseph Valles - Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary : Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically.

by Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir,1837-1915 [Frederick James Furnivall (1825-1910), Thomas Watts, H. Wedgewood, James Platt (1861-1910), Henry Bradley (1845-1923) , Willliam A. Craigie (1867-1957), C.T. Onions (1873-1965), Burchfield, R. W. (1923-),

Condition: Very Good


Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1971, 1975., 1975. Very Good. 11th 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 ; 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 th e 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 al so 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
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  • Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 4825
  • Title: The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary : Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically.
  • Author: Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir,1837-1915 [Frederick James Furnivall (1825-1910), Thomas Watts, H. Wedgewood, James Platt (1861-1910), Henry Bradley (1845-1923) , Willliam A. Craigie (1867-1957), C.T. Onions (1873-1965), Burchfield, R. W. (1923-),
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1971, 1975.
  • Date published: 1975
  • Keywords: english language dictionaries dictioanry oxford oed etymology derivations grammar
  • Bookseller catalogs: Catalog 68 - Language and Linguistics;
  • Subjects: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General;

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