A Complete Dictionary Of The English Language,.
Bound in original tree-calf, with contrasting title label, gilt, and gilt divisions to spine, and gilt decoration to edges of boards. Worn at extremities and tail bands mostly missing, hinges cracking but firm.
Printed for Charles Dilly; B. Law and Son; W. Richardson; J. Scatcherd; and T.N. Longman.,
Both with regard to sound and meaning: one main object of which is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar. the fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. in two volumes.
Fourth Edition. Two volumes, 8vo, 5.25 x 8.5 inches. Vol.I. Half-title, title page, + [xxiv] pp. Editor's Preface and Contents + cviii Prosodial Grammar, Appendix, and Directions to Foreigners, + pp. A - HYS. Vol.II. Half-title, title page, +  pp. JAC - ZOO. Bookplate of T. Graham to front pastedown.
Thomas Sheridan was an Irish actor, theatre manager, playwright, and educator, father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and godson of Jonathan Swift. He gained his degree at Trinity, Dublin and moved permanently to England in 1758. As an actor he had been compared with David Garrick but he made his mark as an educator, publishing 'British Education: Or, The source of the Disorders of Great Britain'. Following from these were 'Lectures on Elocution' (1762), A Plan of Education (1769), Lectures on the Art of Reading (1775), and A General Dictionary of the English Language.
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