Dictionaries Old and Rare

May 23, 2013 – 9:26 AM

The History of the Book of Books: Dictionaries Old and Rare is an exhibition of selections from the Rare Books collection of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library. On display in the rotunda of the Special Collections Libraries building, the dictionaries¬† provide cultural as well as linguistic insights and reveal the English language as it was in 1584 when Thomas Cooper’s Latin-English dictionary was published and as it was in the United States in 1828 when Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language first appeared.¬†

The exhibition is in conjunction with the meeting on campus of the Dictionary Society of North America and was curated by Fredric Dolezal of the Department of English at UGA with assistance from Anne Myers Devine and Mary Linneman of Hargrett.

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