A New Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...

Bailey (Nathan), and Joseph Nicol Scott

A New Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...

now re-published with many corrections, additions, and literate improvements, by different hands. The etymology of all terms mentioned as derived from the Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and other Asiatic languages, being revised and corrected by Joseph Nicol Scott, M.D.

Description: title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates, text in double columns, occasional paper flaws, closed tear to corner of 9B2, 9D mis-signed 9B, light browning and offsetting of plates, occasional spotting, unpaginated [xviii, 1080], folio, Contemporary calf, raised bands, red morocco label, armorial stamps (triple fleurs-de-lys) in compartments of spine, red sprinkled edges, restoration to joints and corners, boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, still a handsome copy, from the Stonor library, later bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher

Publication Details: printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton; J. Hodges; R. Baldwin; W. Johnston, and J. Wood, 1755

Notes: The first edition of Bailey's dictionary as edited by Joseph Nicol Scott in 1755 after the author's death, being 'fullest expression [of Scott's] considerable learning' (ODNB) An important work to set alongside the more famous dictionary by Johnson which appeared in the same year. 'The revisions and additions are extensive enough to warrant this being regarded as a new work' (Alston). In discussing "the two large and fine dictionaries which climax our period - the Johnson and the Scott-Bailey, both of 1755" in their last chapter, Starnes and Noyes describe the state that had been reached by E...more

Bibliography: (Alston v 173: Kennedy 6243; ESTC T148730)

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Price: £2,200

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1755

Stock Number: 66439

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