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The Century Dictionary has been used several times in our word game on another forum. I herein quote the article from Wikipedia for your perusal. I have ten volumes (only the two atlas volumes not included) of The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia in my personal collection.

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Century Dictionary
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia was one of the largest and most highly regarded encyclopedic dictionaries of the English language. The first edition was published from 1889 to 1891 by the Century Company of New York, in six, eight, or ten volume versions (originally issued in 24 fascicles) in 7,046 pages with some 10,000 wood-engraved illustrations. It was edited by Sanskrit scholar and linguist William Dwight Whitney, with Benjamin Eli Smith's assistance. It was a great expansion of the smaller Imperial Dictionary, which in turn had been based on the 1841 edition of Noah Webster's American Dictionary.

After Whitney's death in 1894, supplementary volumes were published under Smith's supervision, including, The Century Cyclopedia of Names (1894) and The Century Atlas (1897). A two-volume Supplement of new vocabulary, published in 1909, completed the dictionary. A reformatted edition, The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, was published in 1911 in twelve quarto volumes: ten of vocabulary, plus the volume of names and the atlas. This set went through several printings, the last in 1914. The same year, the ten vocabulary volumes were published as one giant volume, about 8500 pages in a very thin paper. The now much coveted India paper edition also appeared around this time, usually in 5 double volumes (rarely, in 10 single volumes) plus one additional for the Cyclopedia.

The completed dictionary contained over 500,000 entries, more than Webster's New International or Funk and Wagnalls New Standard, the largest other dictionaries of the period. Each form of a word was treated separately, and liberal numbers of quotations and additional information were included to support the definitions. In its etymologies, Greek words were not transliterated.

Although the dictionary was never again revised or expanded, an abridged edition with new words, The New Century Dictionary (edited by H.G. Emery and K.G. Brewster; revision editor, Catherine B. Avery,) was published by Appleton-Century-Crofts of New York in 1927, and reprinted in various forms for over thirty years. The New Century became the basis for the American College Dictionary, the first Random House dictionary, in 1947. The three volume New Century Cyclopedia of Names, an expansion of the 1894 volume, was published in 1954, edited by Clarence Barnhart.

The Century Dictionary was admired for the quality of its entries, the craftsmanship in its design, typography, and binding, and its excellent illustrations. It has been used as an information source for the makers of many later dictionaries, including editors of the Oxford English Dictionary, who cited it over 2,000 times in the first edition. In 1913, Stewart Archer Steger from the University of Virginia published his Ph.D. dissertation "American Dictionaries" and devoted a 14-page Chapter VI on Century Dictionary. He concluded the chapter with these words: "Altogether, The Century Dictionary far surpasses anything in American lexicography".


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Dictionary

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What a dictionary freak!
Where did you get the ten volumes of The Century Dictionary, Tim? Did you buy them? How much did they cost you?

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glotynn wrote:
What a dictionary freak!
Where did you get the ten volumes of The Century Dictionary, Tim? Did you buy them? How much did they cost you?


Hey, Glotynn, why don't you get it online for free?
==> http://www.global-language.com/CENTURY/
(note: GET the DjVu Plug-in first! The Plug-in icon is on the lower left-hand corner of your screen.)

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What a dictionary freak!
Where did you get the ten volumes of The Century Dictionary, Tim? Did you buy them? How much did they cost you?


Ask Ebay and you might get it too. I won the bid at $76 USD, but the shipment cost me $160 USD. and

Tim

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