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JOSEPH THOMAS, M.D., LL.D.
AUTHOR OF THE SYSTEM OF PRONUNCIATION IN “LIPPINCOTT'S PRONOUNCING GAZETTEER OF THE WORLD,"
VOCABULARIES OF BIOGRAPHICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES
NEW THIRD EDITION
Vol. I.—AA to HER
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Copyright, 1885, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.
Copyright, 1901, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.
ELECTROTYPED AND PRINTED BY J. D. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, U. 8. A.
In the preparation of this carefully revised edition of LIPPINCOTT'S PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY AND MYTHOLOGY, great pains have been taken not only to include within its pages appropriate notices of all persons who have risen to any considerable degree of prominence since the issue of the edition of 1885, but also to make such additions to, and changes in, certain of the original articles as are necessary to bring the biographical sketches down to the present date. In furtherance of this design, several thousand new articles now for the first time appear, while of the revisions and expansions of original notices, the subjects of which either have died since the earlier publications or their lives been marked by later events of importance, very many instances exist, greatly adding to the completeness and present utility of the work.
This task, it is well to state, has been performed with the purposes of bringing the record of noted persons down to the end of the nineteenth, the greatest of all the centuries, and of including the names of all those who have played a prominent part in its later years. It is well also to add that the general plan formerly pursued, of combining the greatest completeness consistent with the brevity necessary to keep the work within a reasonable compass, has been strictly adhered to, with the hope that the volume in its present form will retain the high public estimation which has hitherto been accorded it.
That the work will long continue unrivalled in its special features and as a volume for study and reference is confidently anticipated by
The PublishERS. PHILADELPHIA, January, 1901.