This study by Starnes and Noyes was immediately recognized as a unique and pioneering work of scholarship and has long been the standard work on the emergence and early flowering of English lexicography. Within the last 20 years we have been witnessing a remarkable scholarly interest in the study of dictionary-making and the role played by dictionaries in the transmission and preservation of knowledge and learning. It is therefore essential to have this classic work available again to all students of linguistic history. In its new edition the book has been vastly enhanced by a lengthy and invaluable introduction by Gabriele Stein, Professor of English Linguistics in Heidelberg and author of The English Dictionary before Cawdrey (1985). In her introduction to the present volume she sets out in scholarly detail the work that has emerged since 1946, which makes this study of the English dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson as complete as the original authors themselves would have wished.
1. Introductory Materials (by Stein, Gabriele); 2. I. Introduction, pvii; 3. II. A Chronological List of the Dictionaries with their Editions and Locations, pxiii; 4. III. Select Bibliography, pci; 5. The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson 1604-1755 (by Starnes, De Witt T.); 6. Foreword, piii; 7. Illustrations, pvii; 8. I. The Medieval and Renaissance Heritage of the English Dictionary, p1; 9. II. Robert Cawdrey's A Table Alphabeticall (1604), p13; 10. III. John Bullokar's An English Expositor (1616), p20; 11. IV. Henry Cockeram's The English Dictionarie (1623), p26; 12. V. Thomas Blount's Glossographia (1656), p37; 13. VI. Edward Phillips' The New World of English Words (1658), p48; 14. VII. Elisha Coles's An English Dictionary (1676), p58; 15. VIII. Gazophylacium Anglicanum (1689), p64; 16. IX. J.K.'s A New English Dictionary (1702), p69; 17. X. Cocker's English Dictionary (1704), p76; 18. XI. John Kersey's Revision of Edward Phillips' The New World of Words (1706), p84; 19. XII. Glossographia Anglicana Nova (1707), p90; 20. XIII. John Kersey's Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum (1708), p95; 21. XIV. Nathan Bailey's An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721), p98; 22. XV. Nathan Bailey's The Universal Etymological English Dictionary, Volume II (1727), p108; 23. XVI. Nathan Bailey and Others, Dictionarium Britannicum (1730), p117; 24. XVII. Thomas Dyche and William Pardon's A New General English Dictionary (1735), p126; 25. XVIII. The Identical Dictionaries of 1735 (B.N. Defoe), 1737 (Anonymous), 1739 (J. Sparrow), and 1742 (James Manlove), p139; 26. XIX. Benjamin Martin's Lingua Britannica Reformata (1749), p146; 27. XX. A Pocket Dictionary (1753), p164; 28. XXI. [John Wesley's] The Complete English Dictionary (1753), p172; 29. XXII. The Scott-Bailey A New Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1755) and Retrospect, p179; 30. Appendices; 31. I. Medieval and Renaissance Vocabularies and the English Dictionary, p197; 32. II. The Development of Cant Lexicography in English, 1566-1785, p212; 33. III. A Bibliography and Census of Dictionaries in American Libraries, p228; 34. Notes, p242; 35. Index, p289
Series: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences
Number Of Pages: 433
Published: 19th November 2008
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 16.1
Weight (kg): 0.66