Author Name: Mugglestone, Lynda
Title: Lost for Words: The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary
Book Condition: Fine
Publisher:  Yale University Press
ISBN Number: 0300106998 / 9780300106992
Seller ID: Z0300106998Z1
0300106998 Superb, crisp, clean, unread, & unmarked hardcover with light sheflwear to the dust jacket - GREAT!
The "Oxford English Dictionary (""OED) "holds a cherished position in English literary culture. The story behind the creation of what is indisputably the greatest dictionary in the language has become a popular fascination. This book looks at the history of the great first edition of 1928, and at the men (and occasionally women) who distilled words and usages from centuries of English writing and "through an act of intellectual alchemy captured the spirit of a civilization."
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