Worcester, J.E. [Joseph Emerson]
Title A Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language, With Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical and Scripture Proper Names
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Burlington, VT Chauncey Goodrich 1832
Seller ID 2201026
Burlington, VT: Chauncey Goodrich. 1832. 400 pp. 12mo. 7 x 4 3/4. Comprehensive pronunciation dictionary with clear, precise definitions akin to Johnson's classic work. A contemporary of Noah Webster, Joseph Emerson Worcester was a lexicographer who also worked on Webster's Dictionary, but published several dictionaries and other reference works as well. He and Webster engaged in what are now known as The Dictionary Wars, in which Webster slung accusations of plagiarism, while Worcester maintained that his work was his own. An interesting note: Chauncey Goodrich, the publisher of this work, was the uncle of Chauncey A. Goodrich, who later became Noah Webster's son-in-law!Keywords: REFERENCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRONUNCIATION Condition Notes: Early reprint of the 1830 first edition. Cover rubbed, hinges a bit weak, pages toned with some foxing.