Dictionary of the English Language with An Alphabetical Account of the …
Dictionary of the English Language with An Alphabetical Account of the …

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DICTIONARY -. Dictionary of the English Language with An Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities and a life of the cities, towns, boroughs, and remarkable villa….

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DICTIONARY - Dictionary of the English Language with An Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities and a life of the cities, towns, boroughs, and remarkable villages in England and Wales, to which is prefixed a comprehensive view of English Grammar. London; Printed for W. Peacock, Salisbury-Court, Fleet Street. 1794.

Small 8vo., 90 x 130mm, attractively bound in contemporary full roan leather, single-line gilt fillet to boards, flat spine ruled and lettered direct in gilt, all edges gilt, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers; pp. xxx + [260] text in double-column; a very pleasing copy with a gentle patina of age and some light rubbing to joints, spine gilt a little dulled; internally generally very fresh and crisp with a few marks to lower margin and one short marginal scarf tear, now invisibly repaired and unremarkable.
Fourth edition thus of this compendium, 'with additions and improvements'. An interesting late eighteenth-century educational dictionary including, to the rear, a gazetteer of English and Welsh towns and villages, listing their distance from London in miles, and noting provincial market days, with lists of the most popular male and female Christian names of the day accompanied by a concise 29-page dictionary of 'Heathen Deities, Ancient Cities, and Remarkable Persons".

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