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Oxford English Dictionary First Edition in 12 Volumes 1888-1928 edited by James Murray and 4 Supplements

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(OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY) MURRAY, James, et al. (editors), "A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society", Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1888-1928, 10 volumes  bound in 12, with 4 Supplemental Volumes. 

Bound by Reveaux Book Bindery, Cleveland, Ohio. Gilt top edge, 

Vol. I - A and B, 1888, in cloth boards, Condition good, signs of shelfwear to edges and top and bottom of spine, Binding tight, missing lower right corner to Title Page and the next 6 pages. Measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 3 1/2" D, weighs 12.2 pounds.

Vol. II - C, 1893, in cloth boards, Condition good, signs of shelfwear, tear to lower right corner of Title Page, crease to Half Title Page, front free endpaper has been reattached. Measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 3 1/2" D, weighs 13.6 pounds.

Vol. III - D and E, 1897, in cloth boards, Condition good, shelfwear to boards, small tears on bottom of Title Page, Measures 13 3/4" x 11" W x 3 1/2" D, weighs 12.3 pounds.

Vol. IV - F and G, 1901, in cloth boards, Condition good, shelfwear to boards and top and bottom of spine, Measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 3 1/8"  D, weighs 11.5 pounds.

Vol. V - H-I-J-K, 1901, in cloth boards, Condition good, shelfwear to boards and top and bottom of spine, Measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 3 1/2" D, weighs 12.6 pounds.

Vol. VI - L-M-N, Condition good, shelfwear, tear to top edge of spine, tape repair to back of Title Page, measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 4 1/2" D, weighs 15.6 pounds.

Vol. VII - O and P, 1909, Condition good, boards show shelfwear, tape repair to last two pages, measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 4 3/4" D, weighs 16.3 pounds. 

Vol. VIII - Q-R-S-SH, 1914, Condition good, tear to cloth boards at top and bottom of spine,  measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 5 1/2" D, weighs 16.6 pounds.

Vol. IX  Part I - SI to ST, 1919, Condition good, measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 3 1/2" D, weighs 12.3 pounds. 

Vol. IX - Part II - SU to TH, 1919, bound in leather, Condition good, chips to corners and boards, missing piece at bottom of spine, creases to several pages, measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 2 3/8" D, weighs 7.9 pounds. 

Vol. X Part I - TI to U, 1926, bound in leather, Condition good, Half Title Page is creased and detached, wear to corners and top and bottom of spine, measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 2 3/4" D, weighs 10.5 pounds. 

Vol. X Part II - V to Z, 1928, bound in leather Condition good, Half Title Page is creased, shelfwear to boards on all edges and tears at top and bottom of spine, measures 13 3/4" H x 11" W x 3" D, weighs 10.8 pounds.

A Supplement to The Oxford English Dictionary Volumes I - IV, Edited by R.W. Burchfield, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Volume I - A-G, 1972, Volume II - H-N, 1976, Volume III - O-Scz, 1982, Volume IV - Se-Z, 1986, measures 12" H x 9 1/4" W.

Condition, Ex-Libris, may contain creased, chipped, torn and repaired pages, signs of wear on all boards, library reference number and college name at bottom of spine, stamped with library name and stamped WITHDRAWN, see photographs.

Condition

Condition, Ex-Libris, may contain creased, chipped, torn and repaired pages, signs of wear on all boards, library reference number and college name at bottom of spine, stamped with library name and stamped WITHDRAWN, see photographs.

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