Title: The Union Dictionary; Containing All That is Useful in the Dictionaries of Johnson, Sheridan, and Walker; […]. By Thomas Browne.
Author: Browne, Thomas
Publisher: Wilkie & Robinson (& others)
Year published: 1810
Place of Publication: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: Small 8vo
Binding: Full Leather, Gilt
Edition: Third Edition Enlarged
Notes: The Union Dictionary: containing all that is truly useful in the dictionaries of Johnson, Sheridan, and Walker, the orthography and explanatory matter selected from Dr. Johnson, the pronunciation adjusted according to Mr. Walker. With the addition of Mr. Sheridan’s pronunciation of those words wherein these two eminent orthoepists differ. The Third Edition, with numerous additions and improvements. By Thomas Browne, printed for Wilkie & Robinson; Scatcherd & Letterman; G. Robinson; G. Kearsley; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; C. Law, J. White; Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; Crosby & Co.; And J. Brooker. London, 1810. Small 8vo, original full leather binding with gilt decoration on spine, plus gilt leather title label, pp. xxii, (1), ~600 (unnumbered), 12 (ads). A work of great importance considered its date of publication, as it matches the second period in which scholars tried to reform spelling in English Language. The copy is in good condition, partially worn but well solid; there’s really marginal bookworm damage on the front end page and on the edge of the first fifth of the book, but without text loss. Scarce, this edition apparently not for sale anywhere else online at the moment.