BOSWORTH, Rev. Joseph

Title A Compendious Anglo-Saxon and English Dictionary.
Publisher London John Russell Smith
Date 1848
Book ID 36644
First Edition  


A good tight copy of this first edition. Contemporary or later (library) cloth, morocco label to spine. Arranged in three columns. Alfred Anscombe's copy with his name in ink to title page dated 1910. Publisher's catalogue bound in back and printed list of works on Anglo-Saxon to front paste-down. Collectable; Acceptable "Anglo-Saxon that is Angle, Engle or English Saxon, is the language of the Platt, Low, or North Part of Germany, - brought into this country by the Jutes, Angles and Saxons, - and modified and written in England." 278pp., in three columns, long publisher's catalogue bound in. "Bosworth and Toller" was later to become the standard work of reference on Anglo-Saxon. Zaunmüller 117, Dalby 368.
Price: £35.00

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