This book presents a detailed explanation of the essential facts of dictionaries in general. It includes information on the origin of English dictionaries and the authority and choice of a dictionary.
1. Deciding its scope 2. The dictionary's use of earlier authorities 3. New material used in dictionary-making 4. Spelling 5. Pronunciation 6. Etymology 7. Meanings 8. Definitions 9. Arrangement of senses 10. Quotations 11. Restrictive labels' 12. Reading the proofs 13. Non-lexicographical features