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PERRY, William (b. ca. 1747)
The standard French and English pronouncing dictionary; in two parts. Part I. French and English. Part II. English and French. Containing several thousand words not inserted in any folio or octavo dictionaries now extant, many of which have been introduced, and sanctioned by the members of the Constituent and Conventional Assemblies of France; ... By W. Perry, ...
London: printed for Murray and Co; J. Stockdale; and Scatcherd and Whitaker, 1795.
ix, [3], 351, [1]; 377, [3] p. ; 14.2 x 13.1 cm. (12º)

Perry's The royal standard English dictionary was first published in 1775. A prospectus announcing his New French and English pronouncing dictionary. In the press,and will be published in January next (and 'Printed for J. Murray; J. Stockdale; Scatchard and Whitaker; W. Richardson) was issued in 1792. He was 'lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh' and is also referred to in the Biographical Dictionary of the Living Authors, 1816, as 'Master of the Academy at Kelso'. Publisher's advertisement at the end of second part. ESTC t87435; Alston XII, 732.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Imperfect; wanting the half-title.
Copy 2: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.

Binding Copy 1: C18th 'catspaw' mottled calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt double-ruled spine, red and green morocco spine-labels. Bound in two volumes.
Copy 2: C18th 'catspaw' mottled calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label. Bound in one volume.

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