Collins’ Graphic Dictionary
Etymological, Explanatory, and Pronouncing
New Revised Edition
Collins’ Clear, c1905, small black and white line drawings in text, hardcover with decorative covers
Fair Condition, some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping and wear to edges, corners, spine and covers, some markings to covers, tears to weakening spine, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“The Graphic English Dictionary has been prepared for the convenience of the general reader of current literature – newspaper, magazine, or book. In these there occur words whose pronunciation, meaning, and derivation are not familiar; English phrases whose import and origin are not obvious; current foreign expressions that are not easily understood; allusions to places, persons, and classical passages in literature which are not comprehended, and are difficult to trace.
The Graphic English Dictionary aims at supplying the help necessary in all such cases, and gives in handy form much information that otherwise would have to be sought for in many books, some of which are not easily accessible. The main portion of the book consists of what is common to all good dictionaries – the pronunciation, derivation, and meaning of the general vocabulary of the English language, and a careful explanation of all phrases requiring elucidation.”