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The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, today a world-famous bestseller, has always been a ground-breaking dictionary. In its first edition, The Concise Oxford Dictionary was adapted by Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler from The Oxford Dictionary (now known as the Oxford English Dictionary). It was revolutionary at the time for covering current English usage and common words and excluding obsolete words. It was the dictionary for speakers and writers in the early 20th century, rival to none.

From the beautiful art deco detailing to the faithfully reproduced pages, this edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary authentically replicates the original 1911 publication. Includes an introduction with an essay from today's foremost commentator on language, David Crystal, setting the book in the political and social context of its time.

Table of Contents

Introductory essay by David Crystal

Chronology of 100 years of the Concise

Original Preface to the first edition

A-Z Dictionary

Advertisements from the original first edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199696123
Author:
Crystal, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, F. G.
Author:
Fowler, F. G.
Author:
null, David
Author:
Fowler, H. W.
Author:
null, H. W.
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference | English Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1,072
Dimensions:
5.4 x 7.9 x 2.3 in 2.575 lb

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