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English Dictionaries

We live in the information age, with iPhones, iPads, computers and laptops, yet books will always be around. As a researcher and writer about the English language I have


The World's Smallest Dictionary on top of an iPhone 4S

Bryce's The Smallest English Dictionary in the World (1890)


Dr Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language 1765

Dr Samuel Johnson's English Dictionary (1765)