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JONES, Stephen (1763--1827)
Sheridan improved. A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language, for the use of schools, foreigners learning English, &c. In which it has been attempted to improve on the plan of Mr. Sheridan; the discordancies of that celebrated orthoëpist being avoided, and his improprieties corrected. By Stephen Jones. The twentieth edition.
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown; Scatcherd & Letterman; J. Walker; Otridge & Son; Lackington, Allen and Co. C. Law; John Richardson; J. Nunn; A.K. Newman; Black, Parry, & Kingsbury; & Gale & Curtis, 1812.
xlviii, [456] p. ; 12.4 x 11.8 cm. (12º)

Thomas Sheridan's A dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation was first published in 1780. Jones published his Genuine edition. Sheridan improved. Second edition, revised in 1797.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on first pastedown Chertsey / Elizth: Soane / July 18th: 1812, displacing Soane's bookplate to the final pastedown. Construction of 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields had begun on 4 July 1812, and Mrs Soane spent much time in her favourite retreat at Chertsey that summer avoiding the building works. See Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental romantic (New Haven & London 1999), p. 209; Susan Palmer, The Soanes at home (London 1997), pp. 71--73.

Binding C19th tree sheep, gilt-ruled spine; without label or lettering.

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