In 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
- 1930 (with corrections)
- 1937 (with corrections)
- second edition 1965
- reprinted with corrections 1965 (twice)
- 1968 (with corrections)
- 1974 (with corrections)
- 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).