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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Winchester, Simon
Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198607024
ISBN 13: 9780198607021

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Winchester, Simon.      
ISBN: 0198607024
Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford 2003    Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. 260 pp. An entertaining history of the world's greatest dictionary, originally published in 1928. This fast-paced narrative provides lively portraits of the eccentric key figures, such as the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the colourful, boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in a shambles), and James Augustus Henry Murray, who spent a half-century bringing the project to fruition. Winchester also lovingly describes the tedious nuts-and-bolts work of dictionary making. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17014
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The Meaning of Everything; The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Winchester, Simon, Various.     
ISBN: 0198607024
Oxford University Press, Oxford, Britain, 2003. First Edition  Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 700 g; XXVI, 262 pages, with bibliography and further reading list, and index. Illustrated with facsimiles of documents and artworks, and reproductions of black-and-white photographs. The end pages are a street map centred on Clarendon Or University Press, and the dust jacket is illustrated with a photograph. This is the story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. It traces the origins of the English language and the 1st attempt to catalogue it, the growing desire for an all-inclusive dictionary, through to the triumphant publication of the 1st edition of the dictionary in 1928 and beyond. there is no damage to describe, the book has been protected since original purchase, and still has the bookseller's price sticker on the rear panel. There are no annotations. No damage. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books on Books; ISBN: 0198607024. ISBN/EAN: 9780198607021. Inventory No: 0278287. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0278287
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