Encyclopedic Dictionary

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The Encyclopedic Dictionary was a large dictionary published from 1879 to 1888 edited by Robert Hunter. It was a 14 volume project, comparable to the Oxford English Dictionary or Webster's International Dictionary and contained "a considerable amount of encyclopedic information", though was not technically an encyclopedia.[1]

The dictionary would be republished under a number of different names including Lloyds Encyclopedic Dictionary, after the publisher who issued it in 1895; Imperial Dictionary and Encyclopedia and International Dictionary and Cyclopedia during the 1900s when it was published by the Syndicate Publishing Company.[2]


  1. ^ S. Padraig Walsh Anglo-American General Encyclopedias 1704-1967 New York: R. R. Baker and Company, 1968 p.60
  2. ^ Walsh p.60