OED first edition

Kathleen E. Miller millerk at NYTIMES.COM
Fri Oct 18 18:52:53 UTC 2002

At 02:43 PM 10/18/02 -0400, you wrote:
> From the review of the OED2 CD-ROM in the December 1993 _Byte_ magazine, page
>49 column 2:
>"The Oxford English Dictionary, or OED, was first printed as 125 separate
>volumes, from 1884 to 1928."
>No wonder they decided to go to CD-ROM.
>      - Jim Landau

Is that true? - in my (well his) copy - the A volume is dated 1888 and the
V-Z 1928 and there's only 20 of them + a Supplement and Bibliography.


Kathleen E. Miller
Research Assistant to William Safire
The New York Times

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