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Webster's Universal Dictionary in Two…

Webster's Universal Dictionary in Two Volumes

by & L.B. Vaughan & staff T.H. A.C. Bean Russell

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"The English language adopts words of foreign origin with great ease. This is mainly because it is a composite language." It is a mongrel tongue. And a large one -- although only a few thousand words are used in ordinary life [ix], and Shakespeare himself logged 15,000, and Milton half that.
With "Questions that may be answered", and Supplement of Mispronounced words, Faulty Diction, financial terms in 8 languages, Presidents, The Constitution, Historical Landmarks, US History Chronology, Gazetteer Index of the World.

Richly embossed faux vellum covers w/ burnt orange ovals and title panels. No foxing, little fading. Includes biography of Webster and his library/reference habits. Vol. I and II with Atlas, is the complete "unabridged" profusely illustrated Webster reference work with the Devlin Addendum of Newest Words. This edition used Webster's work, first published by Ogilvie & Sons, to continue their tradition of producing a reliable usable reference work. For us, it is a 1937 "Time Capsule" we can open to see what life used to be like.
  keylawk | Mar 18, 2007 |
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