Collins English Dictionary
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‘There are few pastimes in life as pleasurable and profitable as reading the dictionary’, writes Mark Forsyth in his introduction to this 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary. Maintaining its 'snapshot' of the English language through a 4.5 billion-word database, the Dictionary includes over 50,000 newly added words in a total listing of 722,000 words, meanings and phrases, including a full range of lexical material and usage notes. Bound in black linen, with scarlet endpapers and silk marker.