Commercial Press English and Chinese Pronouncing Pocket Dictionary with an Appendix. Z. T. K. Woo.
Commercial Press English and Chinese Pronouncing Pocket Dictionary with an Appendix.
Commercial Press English and Chinese Pronouncing Pocket Dictionary with an Appendix.

Commercial Press English and Chinese Pronouncing Pocket Dictionary with an Appendix.

Shanghai: Commercial Press, Limited, 1922. Twenty-fourth edition, revised. Hardcover. A truly detailed dictionary for English speakers. The reader must be able to read Chinese characters to effectively use this however. Translations for archaic terms - Linsey-woolsey (twill cloth, we needed to look that up ourselves); pasturage; pathogeny; skirmisher, skotograph (!). The appendix is "Alphabetical List of Abbreviations used for Despatch in Writing", with abbreviations for a wide variety of words in English - Ark. (Arkansas) B.A. (Bachelor of Arts; Capt. (Captain); C.C.C. (Corpus Christi College (!), etc.

Tall thick 12mo, 1038pp. Publishers green boards decorated in black. Cloth a little rippled in a couple spots. Very good overall. Item #25913

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