An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language; In Which the Words Are Explained in Their Different Senses. . John JAMIESON.

An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language; In Which the Words Are Explained in Their Different Senses. . .

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., Alexander Jameson, 1818. First Thus. First abridged edition. Octavo (22cm). Full modern leather, titled in gilt on spine, all edges sprinkled dark grey; renewed endpapers; x, [434]pp, largely unpaginated but collated, complete (8o: 1 A4 B-2E8 2F1). Bookplate of James Glen Mead. Straight and sound, with a few scattered spots of browning: Very Good.

The "valuable abridgement" of Jamieson's dictionary, first published in 1808 in two quarto volumes (ODNB). The ODNB states that the work is "somewhat weak in philology, but is generally admirable in definition and illustration, and. . . exhibits a rare grasp of folklore" (ODNB).

Price: $350.00

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