ISBN : 9780198612582
The Compact Edition of the OED reproduces micrographically, in a single volume, the complete text of the highly acclaimed Second Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary. In this edition, nine pages of the original fit onto just one. This volume comes in a slipcase with a magnifying glass and a new user's guide which explains the conventions of the OED.
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"A stupendous achievement." - William Golding, Evening Standard
"The greatest reference book ever written." - Stephen Jay Gould, Nature
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