The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755

By DeWitt T. Starnes, Gertrude E. Noyes

The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755

336 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7949-8
    Published: January 2012

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Between 1604, when Cawdrey published his Table Alphabeticall, and 1755, the year of Johnson's monumental work, there appeared no less than twenty English dictionaries. In this book the authors provide a complete history, as far as possible, of each of these and thus give a systematic historical account of the evolution of the English dictionary during the first 150 years of its existence.

Originally published in 1946.

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