The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: WINCHESTER, Simon

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A story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and of two major contributors - Professor James Murrsy, the editor, and Dr. William Chester Minor, a mad, criminal cobtributor. 242pp, illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription to the front endpaper but the body of text is unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Price-clipped dustjacket, Unpacked weight, 412g.

Title: The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author Name: WINCHESTER, Simon

Illustrator: Philip Hood

Categories: Books on Books & Printing, Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1998

ISBN Number: 0060175966

ISBN Number 13: 9780060175962

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: VG+

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 039092

Keywords: OED DICTIONARIES PROFESSOR JAMES MURRAY DR. WILLIAM MINOR