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Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language Paperback – May 18, 2010
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This particular version is not a facsimile of the original; it has been transcribed and edited. The transcription mostly preserves the information content of the original, but it introduces some deficiencies:
- the visual layout is dense and cluttered and less aesthetic than a typical dictionary
- the words being defined are all caps instead of bold, which makes it difficult to navigate, particularly for children
- the transcription process has introduced significant omissions, probably accidental. For instance, all words starting with STRI and STRE are missing except for streak and striae; thus stretch, strict, stride, strike, string, and many other common words are missing.
I discovered the stri/stre omission by chance and I have no way to judge the frequency or severity of other potential omissions.
I would not buy this version again due to the aesthetics and the large number of missing words
I ordered both the paperback and the hardcover editions with the intention of using the hardcover at home and the paperback while traveling. After comparing the two, I found myself using the compact edition almost exclusively. It was newly typeset which made it easier to read, abbreviations were spelled out which made it easier to understand, and I did not use the explanations of word origins that were omitted in the compact edition.
A second benefit to owning this book is the surprising worldview held by our American predecessors that it opens to today's reader. Looking through the pages of this dictionary leads the reader to the inescapable conclusion that, in the early 1800's, the Christian faith was of paramount importance to most Americans.
Anyone interested in original meanings, or in a fuller vision of what America once was, should have this book as a reference.