Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, Peter Roget Revised Enlarged
Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, Peter Roget Revised Enlarged
Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, Peter Roget Revised Enlarged
Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, Peter Roget Revised Enlarged
Prospero's Bookshelf

Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, Peter Roget Revised Enlarged

Regular price $25.00 $0.00 Unit price per
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and to Assist in Literary Composition by Peter Roget*, Enlarged by John Roget*, New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Roget*. 

All writers and bibliophiles treasure their copies of the collectible reference book.

This an early edition of a familiar Standard Reference for all writers and everyone interested in words - meanings, nuances and synonyms. I cannot date the David McKay Company publication, but a note on the reverse flyleaf by a previous owner lists his ownership as October 16, 1950, the year that the McKay Company of Philadelphia, publisher of popular comic books, was acquired by executives of G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Familiar users will recognize the Plan of Classification: Abstract Relations, Space, Matter, Intellect, Volition and Affections.

While this book, from a collector's private library, shows no publication date, I believe it is one of Samuel Roget's earlier editions. It is certainly pre-1951.**** 

This hardcover volume, though showing its age (and usefulness) with shelf wear, browning pages and stains, is in remarkably firm condition with a strong binding. For its size (5 1/2 inches by 8 1/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches), it weighs a lot-- 1.8 pounds. It has 705 pages.

The flyleaves and inside covers, front and back, show the ideas an eager writer, yet interesting and clearly expressed.

Partial history of Thesaurus:
* Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) began compiling 1805; published first edition 1852.
** John Lewis Roget (1829-1908) published enlarged edition 1879. 
*** Samuel Romilly Roget (c.1875-1952) published enlarged edition 1925.

****I cannot date the David McKay Company publication, but a note on the reverse flyleaf by a previous owner lists his ownership as October 16, 1950, the year that the McKay Company of Philadelphia, publisher of popular comic books, was acquired by executives of G. P. Putnam's Sons.


Share this Product