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In addition to rare novels, autobiographies, and non-fiction academic books, Biblio also features a wide variety of rare and antique dictionaries. Many of the rare dictionaries that are featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room are old foreign dictionaries, and others are multi-volume sets of original American English dictionaries and encyclopedias. Some of the rare dictionaries also include little-known grammatical details that would be sure to thrill any linguist.



1ST ABRIDGED AMERICAN DICTIONARY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Webster, Noah

An American Dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / by Noah Webster ; abridged from the quarto edition of the author, to which are added, a synopsis of words differently pronounced…

From Mikandra Books

$1,255.95


Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Sociét…

From Skarstedt Rare Books

€75,000.00


Bryce's Thumb English Dictionary (Miniature)

Comprising: Besides the ordinary and newest words in the language, short explanations of a large number of scientific, philosophical, literary, and technical terms. 386 pp. 5,8x4,5 cm. David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, n.d. (1890-1900) --- Full leather, gilt…

From Pelargos Bookstore, MBS

€260.00


JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, IN MINIATURE; To which are added, an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; a List of the Cities, Boroughs and Market Towns, in England and Wales; a Copious Chronology; and a concise Epitome of the Most Remarkable Events during the French Revolution by Johnson, Dr. Samuel [Miniature: Dictionary]

London: Longman and Rees, 1800. First Miniature Edition. Tooled leather with gilding. Very Good. Cook. 12mo, tooled and gilt-stamped leather with four hubs, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson by Cook, frontis. & t.p. + [iii-iv] advert. + 284 pages…

From Borg Antiquarian

$1,250.00


A Dictionary Of The Bible by Edited By William Smith

The cover of this book has much wear. A binding was added later as well as pads for the corner's of the book. the previous owners names are written on the inside of the front cover and on the top of the third blank page. The pages are yellowing and tannin…

From Revue & Revalued Books

$1,000.00


English-French French-English Midget Series Dictionary by Burgess & Bowes Ltd [Editor]

A near fine red cloth bound softcover, completely revised and corrected.25.000 Words with Dialogues, ets. Containing Automobile Terms, Dialogues, Geographical and Christian Names, Photographic Terms, Etc.…

From BOOKSTALLblog

€100.00


Webster's Collegiate Dictionary The Largest Abridgment of Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language; 1700 Illustrations by Webster, Noah

Massachusettes: G. & C. Merriam Co.. Very Good. 1919. Third Edition / Thin Paper Edition De Luxe. Hardcover. 15187 . Thin paper edition de luxe, published in 1919. Finger tab indexed with 1700 illustrations throughout. ; Very slight wear around the e…

From Source Book Store

$125.00


DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Joseph E. Worcester

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 mar…

From Andre Strong Bookseller

$400.00


Gazophylacium linguae Persarum triplici linguarum clavi, Italice, Latine, Gallice by Ange de Saint-Joseph

First Extensive Persian Dictionary, Compiled by Carmelite Missionary to Persia and Arabia Encyclopedic Entries for Many Religious and Geographical Terms with Additional Emphasis On Pharmacology Entries in Persian, Latin, French and ItalianFolio; 24 x …

From Archway Books

$1,750.00


DICIONARIO YORUBA (NAGO) - PORTUGUES by EDUARDO FONSECA JUNIOR

NEW ~ light shelf wear. 436 pp. 1.5 lbs.…

From Alla

$125.00


An American Dictionary of the English Language by Webster, Noah

New York: S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Complete in two volumes. Contemporary mottled calf with black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, with the "Additions and …

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$22,000.00


Random House Unabridged Dictionary. Second Edition by Random House Inc

NY: Random House, 1993. Second Edition, thumb indexed. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Random House, 1993. Thick folio, 9 1/2" x 12 1/2", xxxix+2478pp., plus 32pp. of full color maps, illustrated throughout with b/w reproductions. Grey …

From The Wild Muse

$100.00


A Galic and English Dictionary. Containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss. by SHAW, William

2 volumes bound in one, quarto, contemporary tree calf, rubbed, scuffed and worn, contemporary red morocco label lettered gilt, (6) + (186) leaves; (1) + (153) leaves, printed in double columns, ownership inscription in ink on the first title page of J.Ha…

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books

£950.00


A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed A history of the language, and an English Grammar. The Eighth Edition, Corrected and Revised by JOHNSON. SAMUEL

Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. C and J. Robinson, etc......London.,1799. TWO VOLUMES. 4to.(11.3 x 98.8 inches). Eighth edition, corrected and Revised. Portrait frontispiece in volume one engraved by Heath after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds a…

From Paul Foster Books

£750.00


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