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Studies in Words (SW)

Studies in Words is a work of linguistic scholarship published by the Cambridge University Press in 1960. In this book, Lewis examines the history of various words used in the English language which have changed their meanings often quite widely throughout the centuries. The meanings in the predecessor languages are also part of the discussion. Two settings of the work currently exist, which coincide with the first and second edition. The Second Edition includes three additional chapters.

SETTING 1

C1

Cambridge University Press (September 9, 1960)
Printing: Brooke Crutchly, University Press, Cambridge

Royal blue hardback with gold author/title on black field with gold bars on spine
Jacket: Black author over yellow title on red cover
239 pages

Printing History:
1. 1960
2. 1960

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SW1-C1-1-60-Jacket Front

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SW1-C1-1-60-Cover

SETTING 2

C2a

Cambridge University Press (July 6, 1967))
Printing: Browne and Nolan, Ltd. Dublin

Royal blue hardback with gold author/title on black field with gold bars on spine
Jacket: Black author over yellow title on red cover, indicating “second edition”
342 pages

Printing History:
1. 1967 for $7.50
2. 1972 (Black field on spine of hardback removed)

SW2-C2a-2-72-Jacket Front

SW2-C2a-2-72-Jacket Front

SW2-C2a-2-72-Cover

SW2-C2a-2-72-Cover

C2b

Cambridge University Press (1974)
Printing: Browne and Nolan, Ltd. Dublin

Paperback by Will Carter: Black author on olive green band over olive green title on black band separated by white stripe, olive green band at bottom
ISBN: 0-521-09371-6
342 pages

Printing History:
​1. 1974 for 13s. 6d. or $2.75
2. 1975 (Printing: Redwood Burn, Ltd, Trowbridge & Esher
3. 1976 [unseen]
4. 1987 [unseen]

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SW2-C2b-1-74-Cover

C2c

Cambridge University Press (1990)
Printing: Clays, Ltd. St Ives Place

Canto Edition
Paperback by Head Productions: White title over yellow author in brown box, featuring image of “The Preacher Anslo and His Wife” by van Rijn, on white cover
ISBN: 0-521-39831-2
342 Pages

Printing History:
1. 1990
2. 1991
3. 1996 [Unseen]

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SW2-C2c-2-91-Cover

C2d

Cambridge University Press (c. 2000)
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Edition
Paperback: Black title over black author in brown box, featuring image of “The Preacher Anslo and His Wife” by van Rijn, on white cover, with purple stripe at bottom
ISBN: 0-521-39831-2
342 pages

Printing History:
​1. 2000
2. 2002
3. 2004

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SW2-C2d-x-x-Cover

C2e

Cambridge University Press (November 11, 2013)
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Classics Edition
Paperback by Andrew Ward: White author over grey title featuring hand-held glasses on green cover
ISBN: 978-1-07-68865-0
342 pages

Printing History:
1. 2013
3. 2015

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SW2-C2e-1-13-Cover

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