1765 John Entick 18th Century Portable English New Spelling Dictionary Leather For Sale
C. 1765 John Entick, 18th Century Portable English Spelling Dictionary, Leather
Entick, John. The New Spelling Dictionary, teaching to write and pronounce the English tongue with ease and propriety in which each word is accented according to its just and natural pronunciation; the part of speech is properly distinguished ... a complete pocket companion ... to which is prefixed, a grammatical introduction to the English tongue. Title page lacking but: [London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1765]. Square shaped ‘portable’ dictionary, calf, xxxii + 468 pages.
Now offered for your consideration is this historic, circa 1765, portable The New Spelling Dictionary compiled by John Entick, an English schoolmaster and author. From the Recommendation page:
“A few days ago, the NEW SPELLING DICTIONARY, by the Rev. Mr. Entick, coming accidentally into my Hands, I have carefully examined it, both as the the Author’s Design and Execution, and must acknowledge it the best Book of the Kind I ever saw, both for the Use of Schools, and for Gentlemen and Ladies, either Natives or Foreigners, desirous of thoroughly understanding our language…”
Condition notes: Good/as is. This portable dictionary, measuring 4 ¾ inches by 4 ¾ inches, is bound in leather. Moderate wear to boards and spine. Title page lacking, some pencil marks to last few pages, intermittent spotting. An overall Good example of this 18th century portable English The New Spelling Dictionary.
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