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Dictionary of the English Language 1788 by William Scott - First Edition - 1788 - from The Franklin Bookstore (SKU: 503)

Dictionary of the English Language 1788

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Dictionary of the English Language 1788

by William Scott

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William Scott , 1788. Leather. Good. Gallery A New Spelling, Pronouncing, and Explanatory DICTIONARY of the English Language Rare Original Edition Publisher-Printing Location-Author: James Moore, Dublin, By William Scott Date: 1788 Size and Page Count:5.5"" X5.5"" Tall, 501 Pages Condition: Good to Very Good, full leather bound, cracks on spine which has label stamped 'Scott Dictionary', corners worn, text block tight, yellowed, some light foxing, No Missing Pages, previous owner's ink stamp on title page 'S.M.Tripe' and some marks -------- An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian --------- Title Page, Preface, Introductory Essay, Dictionary with three letters of first and last word at each page heading and pages are numbered from here 1 through 440. The last pages are a chronological table of remarkable occurrences from creation to the present time. Then 6 pages of a chronological table of authors. From Bef. Ch. 907 Homer to 1786 Dr. Gilbert Stuart This time line starts at Bef. Christ 4004 to 1787 Charles Duke of Rutland died Oct. 24 Title Page: A New Spelling, Pronouncing, and Explanatory DICTIONARY of the English Language containing: I. The words \tprinted according to their true orthography, with the accented vowel \tor consonant marked in each, and the part of speech added to which \teach word belongs. II. The words \treprinted, divided accurately as they are pronounced; and showing, \tin the most simple and easy manner, the proper sound of every \tletter, without disfiguring the words or altering their orthography. III. The various significations of each word. To \twhich is prefixed, an introductory essay in three parts. Elements of \tEnglish pronunciation. Elements of elocution, or the \tdegree of language. Elements of \tEnglish grammar. With an appendix, containing an account of the \theathen gods and goddesses, ancient heroes, c. a table of \tremarkable occurences from the creation; and a lift of celebrated \twriters. The whole forming an agreeable and valuable \tcompanion for the youth of both sexes, and particularly for the \timprovement of Natives and foreigners in the proper speaking and \twriting of the English ... By William Scott, teacher of English \tReading, and compiler of Lessons of Elocution, c.


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The Franklin Bookstore began in 1996 by Robert & Ruth Lynn in Humboldt, Tennessee. Retiring from the Navy and a business career and always a history buff, Robert and Ruth opened the business of selling and dealing with rare books, magazines and newspapers. Many items were acquired from other rare books dealers from across the country. The Franklin Bookstore continues with his offspring mindful to keep the high ethical business examples that Dad established. We feel honored to be associated with such a virtual history of the printed word, inherently beautiful and fascinating artifacts of our cultural past. Every item we offer is guaranteed to be absolutely genuine and as described. A large part of the inventory is periodicals that date from the Revolutionary War to World War II.


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