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A Standard Dictionary of the English Language, Funk & Wagnalls, 1907


A Standard Dictionary of the English Language, upon original plans; designed to give, in complete and accurate statement, in the light of the most recent advances in knowledge, and in the readiest form for popular use, the orthography, pronunciation, meaning, and etymology of all the words and the meaning of idiomatic phrases in the speech and literature of the English-speaking peoples. Revised and Enlarged Edition.

Prepared under the supervision of Isaac K. Funk, D.D., LL.D., Editor-in-Chief, by more than two hundred and fifty-seven specialists and other scholars.

2 volumes complete. Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company, London, 1907. 

A very good set of 2 very substantial volumes (complete).

Hardbacks with leather spine and corners. Gilt decoration and raised bands. Some scuffing and bumping and wear to extremities, but all soundly bound. Marbled endpapers with green cloth strengthening to inner hinges (presumably as issued, given the weight of these books).

Edges are marbled, and have index cutaways. Well illustrated throughout, with fine colour plates with tissue guards. A few spots to blank endpapers, but text is bright and clean throughout, and plates are impressive. Occasional page flaw - crease to final text page with small nibble at foot of page, and crease to final endpaper. Crease to title page of Vol. II.

Text in English.

Volume I (A-L); v + 1060pp + Plates and tissue guards + lxxvi Colour Atlas Plates + lxxvii-clv Atlas text + 3pp 'The Universal Calendar' + 4pp 'Facts and Distinguishing Features';

Volume II (M-Z); Title + 1061-2441pp + Plates and tissue guards.

Dimensions: Each volume approximately 315mm high x 245mm wide x 75-80mm deep.

Approximate weight: 9kg (the set-unpacked).