An Explanatory and Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary owned by the Dennis family

Published by
Bolles & Williams, American
Written by
Bolles, William, American, 1800 - 1883
Subject of
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001
Medium
ink on paper, cardboard, and book cloth (textile material)
Dimensions
H x W (closed): 9 3/4 × 7 1/4 × 3 1/8 in. (24.8 × 18.4 × 7.9 cm)
Type
books
Date
1845
Description
The book is hardback and brown in color; almost completely absent of design, it is only marked with the title printed on its spine in horizontally oriented gold text on a narrow section of black cover which is a slightly different material than the rest of the brown cover. The text reads [BOLLES'/PHONOGRAPHIC PRONOUNCING/DICTIONARY]. There are two embossed horizontal lines below the title on the spine.
Topic
African American
Communication
Domestic life
Education
Families
Literature
United States--History--1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number
2014.273.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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