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Caught in the web of words : James A. H. Murray ahd the Oxford English dictionary

by Murray, K. M. Elisabeth 1909-1998.

Format: Print Book 1977
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PE64.M8 M78
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PE64.M8 M78
 
 
Summary
This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and a lexicographer greater by far than Dr. Johnson. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionary was written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties which nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned.
Additional Information
Subjects Murray, James A. H. -- (James Augustus Henry), -- 1837-1915.
Murray, James A. H. -- (James Augustus Henry), -- 1837-1915. -- New English dictionary.
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Publisher New Haven :Yale University Press,1977
Language English
Description 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0300021313 :
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