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In addition to rare novels, autobiographies, and non-fiction academic books, Biblio also features a wide variety of rare and antique dictionaries. Many of the rare dictionaries that are featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room are old foreign dictionaries, and others are multi-volume sets of original American English dictionaries and encyclopedias. Some of the rare dictionaries also include little-known grammatical details that would be sure to thrill any linguist.

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Sociét...

From Skarstedt Rare Books



New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1847. First printing of the 1847 revised edition. Quarto. Binding in full leather with black label on spine. Good condition but with an old appearing small leather repair at left top of spine. Very scarce. Th...

From john atticks d/b/a faith's books



Boston: Hickling Swan and Brewer, 1860. Hardcover. Very Good. lxviii+ 1786 pages. 9 x 12 in. Numerous small illustrations. Black half calf binding on spine and corners, pebbled brown cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, five raised bands, faded mar...

From Andre Strong Bookseller


A Dictionary Of The Bible by Edited By William Smith

The cover of this book has much wear. A binding was added later as well as pads for the corner's of the book. the previous owners names are written on the inside of the front cover and on the top of the third blank page. The pages are yellowing and tannin...

From Revue & Revalued Books


JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, IN MINIATURE; To which are added, an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; a List of the Cities, Boroughs and Market Towns, in England and Wales; a Copious Chronology; and a concise Epitome of the Most Remarkable Events during the French Revolution by Johnson, Dr. Samuel [Miniature: Dictionary]

London: Longman and Rees, 1800. First Miniature Edition. Tooled leather with gilding. Very Good. Cook. 12mo, tooled and gilt-stamped leather with four hubs, engraved frontispiece of Dr. Johnson by Cook, frontis. & t.p. + [iii-iv] advert. + 284 pages...

From Borg Antiquarian


English-French French-English Midget Series Dictionary by Burgess & Bowes Ltd [Editor]

A near fine red cloth bound softcover, completely revised and corrected.25.000 Words with Dialogues, ets. Containing Automobile Terms, Dialogues, Geographical and Christian Names, Photographic Terms, Etc....



Dictionary of the English Language 1788 by William Scott

William Scott , 1788. Leather. Good. Gallery A New Spelling, Pronouncing, and Explanatory DICTIONARY of the English Language Rare Original Edition Publisher-Printing Location-Author: James Moore, Dublin, By William Scott Date: 1788 Size and Page Count:5...

From The Franklin Bookstore



NEW ~ light shelf wear. 436 pp. 1.5 lbs....

From Alla


A Complete and Universal Dictionary by Reverend James Barclay - 1812 by Reverend James Barclay

1812. Hardcover. Good. Original 1812 book 928 pages, 4to, plates, many B&W illustrations, calf. Except for some of the spine missing a very nice and clean hard cover copy with only a little minor foxing or soiling scattered throughout. Brightly &...

From Achilles Art


An American Dictionary of the English Language by Webster, Noah

New York: S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Complete in two volumes. Contemporary mottled calf with black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, with the "Additions and ...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; So Classified and Arranged as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition by Roget, Peter Mark

Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1870. "New American, from the Third Stereotyped London Edition, with Additions and Improvements." Revised and edited by Barnas Sears, with a list of foreign words defined in English, and other additions.Originally publ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Nugents Pocket- Dictionary of the English and French Language

London: E H Wells Undated but most likely from the late 1800s (1870-1890 based on endpapers.) 572 pages gilt bordered all around. Gilt is still bright. Front cover, end page, title page and page 1 are detached (but present.) Page 1 has a several tears...

From Charity Bookstall


A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which The Words are Deduced From Their Originals. Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples From the Best Writers, To Which Are Prefixed, A History of the Language and An English Grammar by Johnson, Samuel

London: For W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton, T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. & J. Dodsley, 1755. First Edition. Folio. Two Volumes. First issue reading of D7 (Bacon's Natural History and Milton's Paradise Lost ). Complete in two ...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Random House Unabridged Dictionary. Second Edition by Random House Inc

NY: Random House, 1993. Second Edition, thumb indexed. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Random House, 1993. Thick folio, 9 1/2" x 12 1/2", xxxix+2478pp., plus 32pp. of full color maps, illustrated throughout with b/w reproductions. Grey ...

From The Wild Muse


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