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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; COMPILED FOR THE USE OF COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES
New Haven, 1807. v,[1],306pp. Contemporary calf, leather label. Rubbed and worn, especially at spine and corners. Some tanning and scattered foxing. A few signatures sprung. Rear free endpaper laid in. About good. In a half morocco and cloth box. This shorter dictionary by Webster is an abridgement of his COMPENDIOUS DICTIONARY, published for school use. It was published in an attempt to gather funds for the completion of his COMPLETE DICTIONARY, a tremendous lexicographical achievement that he thought would take only a few years to complete but was ultimately published in 1828. "Advertised in the CONNECTICUT HERALD, December 15, 1807, and in the CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, February 18, 1808, and later" - Skeel. An important and early Webster dictionary. SKEEL, NOAH WEBSTER BIBLIOGRAPHY 578.
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