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November 27, 2014
nostrum (audio pronunciation)
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November 20, 2014

Guest Post: “Get the Best” – Bringing a Dictionary to Market in 1864

Madeline Kripke is an independent scholar and one of America’s leading antiquarian dictionary dealers. Her vast personal collection includes 19th-century archives and private papers of the Merriam publishing company. She [...] more »

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