WEBSTER, NOAH. 1758-1843.
A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. Hartford & New Haven: Sidneys Press, 1806. xxiii, , 408 pp. 12mo. Period full brown sheep, gilt-lettered brown leather spine label, custom brown cloth clamshell case. Evenly browned, some stains to preliminary and final leaves, edgewear, upper cover mostly detached, boards rubbed, spine dry.
First edition. The first appearance of Websters adapted American spelling. This preceded his American Dictionary by 22 years. Sabin 102347.
Provenance: Bookplate of Roger W. Barrett to front pastedown.