Finely Bound Example of The Practical Standard Dictionary
The Practical Standard Dictionary of the English Language.
Item Number: 55017
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1930.
Octavo, bound in full red morocco, stone carving inset into the front panel, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition.
Funk & Wagnalls was an American publisher known for its reference works, including A Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1st ed. 1894), and the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia (25 volumes, 1st ed. 1912). The encyclopedia was renamed Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia in 1931 and was later[when?] known as New Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Universal Standard Encyclopedia, Funk & Wagnalls Standard Reference Encyclopedia, and Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (29 volumes, 1st ed. 1971). The last printing of Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia was in 1997. The I.K. Funk & Company, founded in 1875, was renamed Funk & Wagnalls Company after two years, and later became Funk & Wagnalls Inc., then Funk & Wagnalls Corporation.