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Early English Text Society

Early English Text Society  

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Founded in 1864 by Furnivall for the publication of Early and Middle English texts.
Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica  

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It was first issued by a ‘Society of Gentlemen in Scotland’ in numbers (1768–71), edited by William Smellie, a printer, afterwards secretary of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries. It was a ...
Johnson's Dictionary

Johnson's Dictionary  

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By Samuel Johnson, published 1755. In 1746 Johnson contracted with Robert Dodsley and other booksellers to write an English dictionary, for a fee of £1,575. A ‘Plan’ and dedication to ...
monolingual dictionary

monolingual dictionary  

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Prefigurations of the modern monolingual dictionary have been found as early as ancient Sumer and early China. A more direct ancestor, supplying etymologies as well as meanings, was Sextus Pompeius ...
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press  

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A publishing and (formerly) printing business owned by the University and directed by its delegates of the press, of whom the vice‐chancellor is ex officio chairman. Its aims are to produce books of ...
part issue

part issue  

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Trade term referring to the practice, from the late 17th century onwards, of issuing what were also known as books in numbers or ‘number books’ in a serialized form. Unlike ...

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