G (Ex-art library, with plastic labels on spines; i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages; tape marks on flyleaves; dj spines have turned color somewhat; djs also have average edge wear with some small tears and a large one on the front of... 2 vols. Blue-green cloth with black title blocks on spines and gilt letters on spines and front covers; blue-green dust jackets; 1776 pp. The full two-volume set of this classic and wonderful resource. "The first wholly new major work of its kind this century, and as such, embodies the findings of modern philological scholarship....Represents the first attempt to give the history of the scientific and technical terms in a manner enabling the reader to reconstruct through them the history of the various branches of science. One of the author's prinicpal aims in writing this dictionary was to try to give the history of human civilization and culture condensed in the etymological data of words." (dj).
Fair. Both volumes. Rebound ex-library copies published by Elsevier, 1966. Both volumes in sturdy blue library bindings with gilt lettering on spine. Library identifiers blacked out, else no markings noted.
Good. Clean text, solid bindings. Ex-library with usual markings but otherwise VG. Turquoise cloth boards. The two-volume edition is much easier to read than the later one-volume edition. Extra postage required for international shipping: please inquire before ordering.
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