Dictionaries, Reference & Primers

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, general reference works, and primers

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Noah Webster. Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, Second edition. Edition: Early Printing. Fine

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968. Early Printing. Cloth. Fine/good. A fine example of Webster’s second or the W2 in a good dust jacket. Appears barely used, with no markings or flaws to book. Brown cloth with gold title stamping and blue accents. Indo-European language tree end papers. Original good dust jacket for 1968 shows chipping and two 1.5 inch tears plus many small closed tears at top edge of jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Maps, illustrations. 2129 pp. plus appendices.

One of the most collectible of modern dictionaries. Extra shipping charges apply outside the US, billed at actual cost.



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