Local etymology: a derivative dictionary of geographical names
CHARNOCK, RICHARD STEPHEN
Price: 125.00 USD
London: Houlston and Wright, 1859. First edition of the author's first book, 8vo, pp. x, 325; original brown cloth rebacked, old spine laid down, new endpapers; good and sound. Includes a list of 108 subscribers which may be indicative of a small printing. The book contains the etymology of some 3000 place names principally "of most interest to the general reader" - meaning that they are mostly British place names, but it also includes Calcutta, Balearic Isles, Bosphorous, Palmyra, and Sicily, among others. Vancil, p. 50; Kennedy 9222.