The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary - Prepared by William Little, H. W. Fowler, Jessie Coulson, Revised & edited by C. T. OnionsOxford: Clarendon Press, 1988, Hardback in Slip Case.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Slip case a little worn at the edges and corners, though bright. First few leaves of volume 2 lightly dog-eared from folding at the lower corners. Hint of tanning to the start end end of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight overall. A handsome set.
3rd (revised) edition, 4th printing, [First Published: 1944] Contains: All edges gilt; Addenda; Contains over 163,000 words, with combinations and idiomatic phrases. Words and meanings are set out to reveal their chronological sequence of development since the days of King Alfred. Obsolete, archaic and dialectal uses are included, as well as modern technical and scientific words.
Size: 11" x 8". Blue, Ruled & Patterned, Calk Skin boards with Gilt on 4 Raised Bands titling to the Spine. [XXV] 1280/1281-2672 pages.