[Ads-l] Dublin -- sense not in OED

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 8 20:26:52 EDT 2016

>From an article about the Library of Congress's attempt to reconstruct Thomas Jefferson's library.

"Jefferson preferred second editions of books, because he thought first editions had errors, and "Dublin," or pirated, editions, because of their handy size."


Adrian Johns _Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates_

Chicago: Univ of Chicago Press, 2010 p 155 (Google Books)

"A Dublin edition might appear less than a week later than its London archetype -- or even, as Richardson warned, before the London impression had been published at all."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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