Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1971. Second Edition. HARDCOVER. Handsome Olive cloth boards with blue frame near edges, embellished with a several rows of gilt chaining. (11.25" x 8.5" x 4.75")
Book itself is in fabulous condition, and dustjacket not far behind, having superbly performed its duty to protect this gorgeous behemoth!
Revised and expanded in 1934, this second edition was popularly known as 'Webster's Second or W2. Originally edited by William Allen Nelson and Thomas A. Knott, this particular edition was further extensively revised by the publishers editorial staff under the general supervision of Jean L. McKechnie. Even though pared down some 1200 pp. from its 1934 length of 3350 pp. to 2129 pp. plus 160 pp. of supplemental addenda, this cornerstone of bookalicious essence obtains as a comprehensive (and massive -- nearly 11 lbs BEFORE boxing) single-volume edition of one of the most sought after editions of Webster's legendary and supreme work of authoritative reference. Illustrated throughout and tabbed on fore-edge. Measures 8 1/4" tall x 8 1/2" wide x 4 3/4" thick. At just under l2 lbs before boxing up, this heavy tome WILL require additional shipping.
A beautiful classic, rare in such fabulous condition, and rarer still, in dustjacket! Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket. Item #74089
Includes Etymologies, Full Pronunciations, Synonyms, and an Encyclopedic Supplement of Geographical and Biographical Data, Scripture Proper Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Practical Business Mathematics, Abbreviations, Tables of Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols, and Ïorms of Address, Presidents and Cabinet Officers, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of The United States, History of Canad (A Chronology of Most Important Events), Charter of The United Nations, Distances Between Principle Cities, Principal Geographic Features of the World, Principal Commercial and Financial Terms in Eight Languages, and endpapers which depict a tree of Indo-European Family of Languages.