Halliwell, James Orchard. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century. [2 volume set].
Publisher: John Russell Smith, London;
Date of Publication: 1878
Stock Code: 5372
NINTH EDITION. Complete in two volumes. Octavo, pp Volume I xxxvi, 480; Volume II , 481-960, 32 Publisher’s catalogue. Maroon cloth with paper title labels to spine; deep cream endpapers. Spines uniformly sunned with minor nicks head & tail; corners rubbed. Rear inner hinge Vol I cracked and a little shaken; half-titles toned. No annotation or inscriptions.
Important work in the history of etymology, with notes on English provincial dialects.