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. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall.
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