Caught in the Web of Words - James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary

Author(s): K. M. Elisabeth Murray


This biography of the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary is based on original documents. It is an account of how the dictionary was compiled, the problems the editor had to solve and the endless difficulties which nearly led to the whole project being abandoned.

1977. Third printing. A near fine copy only marked by faint age tanning to the edges of the text block and a previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown. The d/w is unclipped and very good with sunfading to the spine.


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General Fields

  • : 9780300021318
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : October 1977
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : K. M. Elisabeth Murray
  • : 416
  • : 423/.092/4