An American Dictionary of the English Language;
Springfield, Mass. George and Charles Merriam, 1852. Revised and Enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich, Professor in Yale College with pronouncing vocabularies of Scripture, Classical, and Geographical Names. Large 4to. 10-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2" thick. Original full leather binding. Raised bands. Black leather spine label stamped in gold. 1452 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Webster. Pages somewhat toned. Heavy foxing to prelims. Overall a tight, sturdy copy. Hinges solid. 1/2" split at top of front joint.and rubbing to extremities of cover. Item #1249
"Containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition in two volumes Quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the second edition in two volumes Royal Octavo; to which is prefixed An Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection, of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe with an explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed"