William Dwight Whitney
Title: The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language in Six Volumes
Book Condition: Used - Good
Publisher: CENTURY CO January 1889
Seller ID: 99119
Clean, solid volumes for their age, though some volumes show slight hinge loosening and scuffed spines. Subtly designed and embossed covers and endpapers. Contents unmarked, and library marks are very minimal. Volumes are oversized, approx 11x13x2-1/2', weighing 10 lb. each, the six volumes totalling 7046 pp. Chief editor of this monumental work was William Dwight Whitney, Professor of Comparative Philology and Sanscrit at Yale University, and was the most authoritative dictionary of English of its time, cited over 2000 times by the original edition of the OED.