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Messrs. CASSELL & COMPANY beg to announce that oi

JANUARY 25th, 1884, they will publish the

FIRST MONTHLY PART, price Is., of:

THE

Encyclopædic

· Dictionar

An entirely New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to

the Words in the English Language, with a Full Accou.
of their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use.
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

"As its title shows, it is professedly both an “For fulness, accuracy of definition, exce encyclopaeiline and a dictionary ; it explains | lence of arrangement, and a happy choice in OF things as well as words, and thus the author illustrative quotations, the 'Encyclopædi has ample scope to produce a work of im Dictionary' need not fear comparison witi mense utility. The author has had the assist- | any rival that has yet appeared; and iti ance of specialists in the technical part of the brief but comprehensive encyclopædic articles work, and the authorities he has obtained to will often obviate the necessity of searching assist him have almost always been the best more pretentious and elaborate works." -obtainable. The illustrations are always ap. Scotsman. propriate and clear.”- Times.

"A stupendous undertaking. The labour "It is easy to see that the 'Encyclopædic which must have been bestowed upon it is Dictionary' will be without a parallel, and something astounding. Heraldry, architeccannot fail to occupy a field of extensive use ture, logic, manufactures, music, philosophy, fulness. ... The illustrations are really very botany, chemistry, and zoology, all figure in its fine. Altogether, even in these days of cyclo- ! pages; while the student who takes a purely pædias, this latest publication of the Messrs. literary interest in the language will find his Cassell deserves to be hailed as a magnum requirements no less carefully attended to opus.- Liverpool Mercury.

i than those of the specialist.”.- John Bull.

N.B.- This Il'ork will form a complete Dictionary of the English Language, giving the etymology of cach word, and its proper pronunciation, its definition, and its various significations. In addition to this, special subjects will be treated in the exhaustize form more specially charaiteristic of an Encyclopaedia. The present Il'ork will contain a large number of words not included in any other English Dictionary, while the definitions given and the examples quoted are the result of original research and independent study.

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Full detailed Prospectuses of THE ENCYCLOPÆDIC DICTIONARY can be obtained from all Booksellers, or will be forwarded post free on application to the Publishers.

CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITEI), Luigate Hill, London,

CASSELL'S

LIBRARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

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