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DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Joseph E. Worcester - Hardcover - 1860 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and Biblio.com

DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

by Joseph E. Worcester

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Hickling Swan and Brewer, 1860. Hardcover. Very Good. lxviii+ 1786 pages. 9 x 12 in. Numerous small illustrations. Black half calf binding on spine and corners, pebbled brown cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, five raised bands, faded marbled edge of text block, marbled end papers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: Wear to spine esp. cover edge, wear and some light soiling to covers esp. bottom corners, a couple of scratches. Edge of text block faded, lightly darkened on top. Marbled end papers very brilliant, title page shows soling and some repair as do first three pages, pages of text clean, binding tight.
  • Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1386
  • Title: DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • Author: Joseph E. Worcester
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hickling Swan and Brewer
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1860
  • Bookseller catalogs: Language;
  • Subjects: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General;


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