Value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary 1891?

What is the value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, Enlarged and Revised to 1891 by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows DD? It is a huge volume at 5 inches thick and 2083 pages. The outside cover is taped together, but the inside still intact. The pages are also in good condition, not showing any moisture or insect damage. It is very readable. In front are color illustrated flags, seals, and signals.


Also in front is a picture of Webster and a memoir of Webster and history of lexicography and list of dictionaries. In the back there are pictorial illustrations and plates, pronunciation of modern geographical names, and population of US cities, over 8000 population, according to 1890 census. The back cover has a recipe for poultry and game under the fabric.

By Judy

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July 7, 20121 found this helpful
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Dictionaries were put out in large quantities, so, like Bibles - they often do not have great value - & this is damaged. However, as an unabridged dictionary, it might have some value as a reference & even as a collectible - but don't get your hopes up!

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December 24, 20180 found this helpful

Hello, my name Victor Franco, I.recently found on the streets of Tijuana B.C. Mexico. I could not believe that you are just walking down the streets of Tijuana, and I look forward in my path and what appears to be a huge big fat book,I stop and there it is, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language "Deluxe Edition" almost in perfect condition, No pages ripped or ripped out, no wrinkles just fabulous I don't know if it is worth anything, but just finding it, to me it's worth a lots of money here in Tijuana.

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March 31, 20190 found this helpful

I own an rare copy of an 1890 Webster Dictionary that is in aged mint condition.

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September 2, 20170 found this helpful

Whats the value of a 1891 dictionary

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