The Concise Oxford Dictionary: The Classic First Edition by David CrystalThe Concise Oxford Dictionary: The Classic First Edition by David Crystal

The Concise Oxford Dictionary: The Classic First Edition

byDavid CrystalEditorH. W. Fowler, F. G. Fowler

Hardcover | August 9, 2011

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The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, today a world-famous bestseller, has always been a ground-breaking dictionary. In its first edition, The Concise Oxford Dictionary was adapted by Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler from The Oxford Dictionary (now known as the Oxford EnglishDictionary). It was revolutionary at the time for covering current English usage and common words and excluding obsolete words. It was the dictionary for speakers and writers in the early 20th century, rival to none. From the beautiful art deco detailing to the faithfully reproduced pages, this edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary authentically replicates the original 1911 publication. Includes an introduction with an essay from today's foremost commentator on language, David Crystal, setting the book in thepolitical and social context of its time.

About The Author

Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 - 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language. He is notable for both A Dictionary of Modern English Usage and his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary, and was described by The Times as "a lexicographical genius".

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Title:The Concise Oxford Dictionary: The Classic First EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1072 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:August 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199696128

ISBN - 13:9780199696123

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Table of Contents

David Crystal: Introductory EssayChronology of 100 years of the ConciseOriginal Preface to the first editionA-Z DictionaryAdvertisements from the original first edition

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"literally without a rival" --TLS, for the original 1911 edition