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THE SHORTER OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES
Third Edition, Revised with Addenda
Prepared by William Little, H.W. Fowler, J. Coulson
Revised and Edited by C. T. Onions
Reprinted with corrections, 1962; Complete single volume edition
Binding: Oversized Hardcover, 2515 + pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3rd Edition, 1962
Condition: This book is in very good condition. The contents are clean and unmarked. The binding is tight. Minor shelf wear and edge discoloration. The dust jacket is in fair condition with tears, scratches, and edge wear. Dark blue cloth with gilt stamped titles on the spine.
From the inside flap
THE SHORTER OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY has all the unrivaled authority and unique character of the of The Oxford English Dictionary; in addition, it records the growth of the language during the momentous two decodes and more since the great work was completed. These incomparable qualities are brought within the compass of a 2,540 page volume, fitted to the means and the shelf-space of every book-buying family. No dictionary of similar size can approach it in authority, thoroughness, or sheer readability.
THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS (Fourth Edition)
Editor: Angela Partington
Hardcover: 1077 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Leather Edition, 1992
Condition: This book is in very good condition. The contents are clean and unmarked. Leather blue boards with gilt decoration on front cover with gold trim, gilt edges, gilt spine. The slip case is in good condition with edge wear, and a small tear top corner, and tear at the top seam, small tear at the side front side.
By necessity, by proclivity - and by delight, we all quote. - Emerson
Fully revised and updated, this edition of a standard dictionary of quotations contains 20,000 quotations from 3,000 men and women from all walks of life. Quotes from all eras are included, from the Bible and Shakespeare to advertising slogans and song lyrics. There is increased coverage of quotations from women authors, from non-English language sources, and from science, films, TV, journalism and politics. Each quotation is accompanied by its earliest traceable occurrence, and the main listing is complemented by a useful key word index.
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