The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20)

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9780198611868: The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20)

This is a complete set previously owned by a library, with the library's reference stickers still on the lower part of the spine. The binding is tight, and there is a clear protective jacket on the boards. Pages are crisp and clean. This set includes the full 20 volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary- Second Edition, in addition to three volumes of Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series- An A-Z presentation of new work-in-progress supplementing the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The Oxford English Dictionary has long been considered the ultimate reference work in English lexicography. Compiled by the legendary editor James Murray and a staff of brilliant philologists and lexicographers (not to mention one homicidal maniac), the OED began as a a supplement to existing dictionaries, so that, as one lexicographer put it, "every word should be made to tell its own story." Enthusiastic readers sent Murray definitions and examples on identical slips of paper in response to a letter of appeal in 1879. By the time the last volume was published in 1928, the dictionary had swelled from 4 to 10 volumes containing over 400,000 entries. In the years since, the staff of the OED has continued to keep pace with our ever-evolving language, and today the dictionary weighs in at a whopping 20 volumes. The great joy of this dictionary lies in its extensive cross-references and word etymologies, which can run a full page or more. These features not only make the OED the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of the English language, but a delight to browse.

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J. A. Simpson worked on the Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary and prepared the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which was published in 1982. E. S. C. Weiner also served on the editorial staff of the Supplement and compiled the Oxford Guide to English Usage, which was published in 1983.

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John Simpson (editor), Edmund Weiner (editor)
Editorial: Clarendon Press 1989-03-30, Oxford (1989)
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Descripción Clarendon Press, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 0198611862 Twenty-volume set [20 Volume Set]. Volumes I-XX. Second Edition. Two volumes in New, mylar-wrapped dust jackets, others are still in original shrink-wrap. Quarto. Navy cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine; Blindstamped decoration on front board. Blue decorations on white endpapers. Nº de ref. de la librería IM284971

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1989. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It traces the usage of words through 2.4 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. The OED has a unique historical focus. Accompanying each definition is a chronologically arranged group of quotations that trace the usage of words, and show the contexts in which they can be used. The quotations are drawn from a huge variety of sources worldwide - literary, scholarly, technical, and popular - and represent authors as disparate as Geoffrey Chaucer and Erica Jong, William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin and Isabella Beeton. Other features distinguishing the entries in the Dictionary are authoritative definitions; detailed information on pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet; listings of variant spellings used throughout each word s history; extensive treatment of etymology; and details of area of usage and of any regional characteristics. Alongside the print edition is the Oxford English Dictionary Online ( Updated quarterly, this award-winning online resource allows the Dictionary to evolve with the English language while the print edition remains as a historical record. Subscriptions are available to OED online on an individual or institutional basis. Visit for details. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780198611868

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1989. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It traces the usage of words through 2.4 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. The OED has a unique historical focus. Accompanying each definition is a chronologically arranged group of quotations that trace the usage of words, and show the contexts in which they can be used. The quotations are drawn from a huge variety of sources worldwide - literary, scholarly, technical, and popular - and represent authors as disparate as Geoffrey Chaucer and Erica Jong, William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin and Isabella Beeton. Other features distinguishing the entries in the Dictionary are authoritative definitions; detailed information on pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet; listings of variant spellings used throughout each word s history; extensive treatment of etymology; and details of area of usage and of any regional characteristics. Alongside the print edition is the Oxford English Dictionary Online ( Updated quarterly, this award-winning online resource allows the Dictionary to evolve with the English language while the print edition remains as a historical record. Subscriptions are available to OED online on an individual or institutional basis. Visit for details. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780198611868

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