Publication history Fowler ctd.

Fowler_(Modern_English_Usage) largeIn an earlier post, I announced my attempts to reconstruct the publication history of Fowler’s Modern English Usage. This weekend, I was able to lay my hands on another copy of Fowler (my 8th!) at the same second-hand shop, and equally cheaply. It is a 1975 reprint of the second edition, revised by Ernest Gowers (1965).

I can now add a great deal more to my original overview:

  • first edition April 1926
    • reprinted June 1926
    • reprinted August 1926
    • reprinted October 1926
  • reprinted
    • 1930 (with corrections)
    • 1933
    • 1934
    • 1937 (with corrections)
  • second edition 1965
    • reprinted with corrections 1965 (twice)
    • 1966
    • 1968 (with corrections)
    • 1970
    • 1972
    • 1974 (with corrections)
    • 1975
    • first issued as OUP paperback 1983
  • third edition 1996
    • revised 1998
    • reissued with title change 2004.

There will be more to follow (and of course additional information will be very welcome).

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