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Author Name    MURRAY, K. M. ELISABETH

Title   Caught In The Web Of Words: James Murray And The Oxford English Dictionary.

Binding   h

Book Condition   Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard with usual labels, markings and stamping.

Edition   Sixth Printing.

Publisher    Yale University Press. New Haven and London: 1978.

ISBN Number    0300021313 / 9780300021318

Seller ID   40623X1

This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Diction, and a lexicographer greater by far than Dr. Johnson. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionarywas written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties which nearly led the whole enterprise being abandoned. Includes an Index. "I have read no more fascinaing book for some time." - Daily Telegraph

(Key Words: James Murray, K. M. Elizabeth Murray, Oxford English Dictionary, OED, Lexicographers, Dictionaries, Biography, George Sweet, Philological Society, Batholomew Price, Dr. W. C. Minor, Benjamin Jowett, Frederick J. Furnivall, Alexander John Ellis).

Price = 14.49 USD

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