Very Good in Fair jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. Fourth Edition, 8vo with 972 pgs. Book is in Very Good condition with some shelfwear to page edges. Dust jacket is in Fair condition with bumping/chipping to edges and faded spine. Burgandy cloth cover; purple dj with black text. Please note: this book will not be shipped internationally if ordered through Amazon; all other venues may require additional shipping costs.
Very Good or better in Worn jacket. Wrapper (now protected in a removable clear acetate sleeve) has considerable edge wear, with some loss, and a sun-faded spine. With 20, 000 entries and sub-entries of the commonest words in the English Language, each with a full etymological analysis.
Very Good in Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Third reprint of the 1966 fourth edition. Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light bumping to spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with sunning to spine, light shelfwear and a small tear to base of jacket spine. 972pp. This book is an etymological dictionary of the 12, 000 commonest words in modern English, although with sub-entries, the number of words treated is about 20, 000. The dictionary is designed to meet the needs both of the non-professional, non-academic "word-lover" and of the student and scholar.
Good in Fair jacket. Good, hardcover. Generally clean, bright and tight. Some marks and light even age tanning but otherwise in good condition. Owner's name and small ex-libris plate inside front cover. Dustjacket price clipped and slightly faded. A heavy volume which may incur extra charges for overseas posting. 972 pages.
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