BEETON'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY (ca 1870s)
Hard cover. Leather bound.
Victorian typography and decorative elements engraved on the front cover plate.
Decorative element engulfed on the back cover plate.
Attention: Extremely rare item. This is the original edition, not a reprint.
Condition very good.
BEETON'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY
A CYCLOPAEDIA OF GREEK AND ROMAN BIOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY, MYTHOLOGY, AND ANTIQUITIES
CONSISTING OF TABLES OF
- THE ERAS OF GREEK AND ROMAN LITERATURE
- GREEK AND ROMAN CHRONOLOGY
- ROMAN WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND MONEY
- GREEK WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND MONEY
Publisher: WARD, LOCK, & TYLER, WARWICK HOUSE
PRINTED IN LONDON
Publication date: No date -circa 1870s-
Pages: 254 + advertising on the inside front and rear cover and a list of other Beeton's books at the back.
Dimensions: 18 x 12 cm
About WARD, LOCK & TYLER publishers:
Ebenezer Ward and George Lock started a publishing concern in 1854 which became known as "Ward and Lock".
The firm's first office was at 158 Fleet Street. Fleet Street had an inviting architecture and atmosphere. It was a lively part of Covent Garden, full of businesses and people, coffee houses, taverns, and soup kitchens. It appealed to “publishers, printers, authors and tradesmen who occupied its houses and frequented its taverns.” And it was always bustling with “innumerable trades, tradesmen and customers, coaches, wagons playhouses”.
Charles T. Tyler joined Ward and Lock as a partner in 1865 and the firm became Ward, Lock and Tyler. Tyler seems to have bought capital to the company and was a financial adviser. Tyler remained with the firm for eight years, ceasing to be a partner in 1873, when its title reverted to that of Ward and Lock.