A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: In Which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word Is Clearly Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, but Where Words Are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each Are at Large Displayed... to Which Are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation. John Walker.
A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: In Which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word Is Clearly Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, but Where Words Are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each Are at Large Displayed... to Which Are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation...
A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: In Which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word Is Clearly Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, but Where Words Are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each Are at Large Displayed... to Which Are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation...

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: In Which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word Is Clearly Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, but Where Words Are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each Are at Large Displayed... to Which Are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation...

First American Edition. Very Good. Item #5013

Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram for H. & P. Price [et. al.], 1803. First American Edition. Octavo. pp. cxxxi, [i], [990]. Rebound in three quarter morocco and marbled paper. Bookplate of author, journalist, language columnist, and speechwriter William Safire affixed to front pastedown.

Recent binding is near fine with just a touch of wear at the hinges. Binder ticket of Townsend Book Bindery to rear pastedown. Older ownership signature of Eliza Lane to title page and first page of preface. Crude paper repair to bottom edge of first 90 pages with no loss to text. Pages toned.

First American Edition of Walker's dictionary, which would go on to become quite influential in the United States.

Price: $325.00

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