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The New Spelling Dictionary

By John Entick

1773

Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly : London

5" by 5"

xxxii, 444pp

 

 

 

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An uncommon copy of John Entick's spelling dictionary, rebound in an attractive full polished calf binding with new boards and endpapers.

John Entick was an English schoolmaster and author known predominantly as a 'hack writer' who attributed himself with a bogus M.A and a portrait in clerical dress, despite having no position in the clergy. He is best known for the Entick v Carrington legal case, a leading case in English law and UK constitutional law, establishing the civil liberties of individuals and limiting the scope of executive power. Within this trail Entick sued the authorities for forcibly entering his home and trespassing on his land, in an attempt to seize articles that proved Entick was the author of the anti-ministerial paper, 'The Monitor'. In the process, the King's messengers (acting under the orders of Lord Halifax) broke open locks and doors, before taking away one hundred charts and one hundred pamphlets, causing £2,000 of damage. Within the trial, it was concluded that Halifax had no right under statute or under precedent to issue such a warrant, with Entick winning his case. This work is a 'pocket companion' spelling dictionary, first published by Entick in 1764. A New Edition, revised and corrected.

CONDITION

Rebound in a full polished calf binding. Externally, minor shelf wear to extremities and head and tail of spine. Slight fading to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned, with the odd spot. Slight chipping to extremities and loss to upper fore edge of the occasional page, not affecting text. Ink mark to pages 60 and 420, offset to facing page. Evidence of ink signature to upper fore edge of title page.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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