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Re: [BKARTS] OED (mini)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> edward van Vliet
> many years ago, i remember seeing the oxford english dictionary
> condensed into a 2-volume set. as you can imagine the text was
> very very very small, and so a very strong magnifying glass
> (essentially a glass sphere cut in half ) was included.
>   has anyone seen this, and if so, does anyone know where one
> could buy such a wonderful thing?

Here is an excellent set from a reputable dealer:

This set was offered as an inducement by the Book of the Month club way back
when ... I was seduced by it, of course, and didn't part with my set until I
had a chance to purchase the FULL SIZED SET (OK - used and ex-library and an
earlier edition, with supplements) which I may choose to be buried with. No
wait - I'm going to be cremated. Actually you can buy the NEW edition
full-meal deal for $895 until the end of January:

If the OED interests you, you would be fascinated with these books as well:
Winchester, Simon: The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity,
and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary.

Winchester, Simon: The Meaning Of Everything: The Story Of The Oxford
English Dictionary

Murray, K.M. Elisabeth: Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the
Oxford English Dictionary

All are wonderful reads!


Lee Kirk
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