Waltham: Quercus Press, 2006.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fine Condition. Item #045680
Bound in full chocolate leather blindstamped with the alphabet. Page edges decorated with muti-colored type. Number 23 of 100 copies in the standard edition, but in the deluxe edition binding (without the finger tabs). The editions, likely still for sale, were offered at $3500 and $4600 respectively. A remarkable recreation using the original blocks tracked down at the Yale Library.
From Quercus Press: "The Pictorial Webster's is, in simplest terms, an artistic visual reference of what was important to 19th Century America.The 400 plus page volume is printed with the original wood engravings and copper electrotypes of the Merriam-Webster dictionaries of the 19th Century; namely the 1859 American Dictionary of the English Language (the 1st illustrated dictionary in America), the 1864 edition of that same Dictionary, and the 1890 International Dictionary. The Engravings are arranged alphabetically, a system of organization long shunned by lexicographers because alphabetical order grants no intrinsic meaning to any given grouping of words, but it is perfect for a book that creates its own immersive experience in imagery of a time gone by." Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; Inventory No: 045680.