Gazing at The Imperial Dictionary

  title={Gazing at The Imperial Dictionary},
  author={Michael Hancher},
  journal={Book History},
  pages={156 - 181}
Halfway through the nineteenth century, Blackie and Son, a Glasgow publishing firm with branches in Edinburgh and London, produced the first general dictionary of English to rely heavily upon pictorial illustrations integrated with the text. Its title was The Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific, Adapted to the Present State of Literature, Science, and Art; On the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary. A typical page from The Imperial Dictionary (and not all pages are… Expand
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