Philology on The English Language

By: Jodrell, Richard Paul

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Binding poor. Front board detached. Spine leather worn and dessicated with some losses. Loss of leather from corner of rear board. The front free endpaper, front fly leaf, frontispiece and title leaf are all detached together. The following "Dedication" leaf is also detached. Otherwise very good internally. Minor foxing. ; An English dictionary, produced in an edition of 250 copies. Unpaginated. Collation: [pi]2 b2 [A]2(-A) B2-10M2. Quarto in half-sheets. Printed on wove paper. Portrait frontispiece. Contemporary full calf binding. Marbled endpapers. Page dimensions: 270 x 215mm. Text in three columns. The author notes in his preface that the majority of the words in this dictionary are omitted from Samuel Johnson's dictionary "in all the several editions". These omitted words are marked by an asterisk. A second class of words included is those present in Johnson "but not illustrated by him with authority to sanction the usage [. . .] this Class also includes some other words inserted by the lexicographer, where I thought his etymology imperfect from his omission of the Greek fountain, or where I detected any error committed by him, on which I could advert and redress." Jodrell also notes on his work in the Preface that he has "sacrificed three years and an half of my advance life with an entire devotion to its accomplishment. How few of my Readers can fairly estimate the toil! I feel what I can alone express in the magnificent language of Johnson, that during this interval I was 'the Slave of Science and the Pioneer of Literature.'" Joddrell has among his words of a compound nature, e.g. 'ALLEARTHDROWNING', "FASTPLIGHTED", "PARTYCUNNING", "REDREFLECKED", with quoted sanctions from literature, such as in the first case "Thou genius of the place, this most renowned isle, / Which livedst long before th' allearthdrowning flood." - Drayon, vol. ii, p. 655. For many words a Greek and Latin etymological root is given, and less commonly a Saxon, French, Italian etc. root.

Title: Philology on The English Language

Author Name: Jodrell, Richard Paul

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Printed for the Author, by Cox and Baylis [. . .] and Sold by John Bohn: 1820

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18954

Keywords: English Language