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Complete, including SUPPLEMENT, in 30 parts, 2s. 6d. each; or 2 large vols., 2876 pages, imperial 8vo, cloth, 4.
The Imperial Dictionary,
ENGLISH, TECHNOLOGICAL, AND SCIENTIFIC;
On the basis of Webster's English Dictionary, with the addition of many Thousand Words and Phrases, inch ing the most generally used Technical and Scientific Terms, together with their Etymology and their Pronunci tion. Also, a SUPPLEMENT, containing an extensive collection of Words, Terms, and Phrases, not included previous English Dictionaries. By JOHN OGILVIE, LL.D. The whole illustrated by above 2500 Engravings i Wood. The SUPPLEMENT separately, 1 vol. cloth, 16s.; or in 6 Parts, 2s. 6d. each. This Work furnishes a much more extensive vocabulary than any Dictionary that has" hitherto appeared.
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The Imperial Atlas
OF MODERN OEOORAPHY;
A Series of ONE HUNDRED carefully coloured Maps, embracing the most recent Discoveries, and the late Political Divisions of Territory in all parts of the World. Compiled from the most authentic sources, under t supervision of W. G. BLACKIE, PH.D., F.B.G.S., Editor of the Imperial Gazetteer. With an INDEX, coutainL References to nearly 120,000 Places.
In fulness and accuracy of information, largeness of scale, and clearness of engraving, this Atlas will compare favourably with t most costly works of the kind extant. It is portable, and can be consulted with ease, being an imperial 4to, measuring wh closed 15 inches by 11 inches. The Maps are printed on paper measuring 22 inches by 15, and carefully coloured. The Ser extends to Seventy-eight such Sheets, comprising above One Hundred different Maps.
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The Imperial Gazetteer;
PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, STATISTICAL, and DESCRIPTIVE; including comprehensive Accounts of t Countries, Cities, Towns, Villages, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Islands, Mountains, Valleys, &c., in the World. Edit by W. G. BLACKIE, PH.D., P.B.G.S. Illustrated by nearly 750 Engravings, printed in the text comprisi Views, Costumes, Maps, Plans, &c.
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degree of correctness in minute detail than we should have thought practicable in so comprehensive a work." Athenceum.
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Complete in 14 parts, super-royal 8vo, 2s. each. NEW ENGLISH PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY.
The Comprehensive English Dictionary,
EXPLANATORY, PRONOUNCING, and ETYMOLOGICAL. By JOHN OGILVIE, LL.D., Editor of 1 Imperial Dictionary. The Pronunciation adapted to the best modern usage, by RICHAKD CULL, F.S.A. Ill trated by above 800 Engravings on Wood, and a series of Engraved Plates.
This Dictionary contains all English words in present use, numerous phrases, many foreign words used by English writers, i the more important Technical and Scientific Terms. It is based on Webster, the Imperial Dictionary, and other authorities.
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