The Meaning of Everything: the Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester
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Format: Soft Cover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
5 1/2 x 8 1/2. In very good, clean condition. Provides an historial account of the monumental achievement of putting together the Oxford English Dictionary, begun in 1928 by an illustrious group of 150 men and resulting 15, 490 pages of text, 414, 825 words defined, 1, 827, 306 illustrative quotations listed, 178 miles of type, and the endless effort of volunteers, educators, and others. Illustrated.