I HAVE in my possession the Imperial Dictionary of the English Language, Volume IV, SCR-ZYT, for the last sixty years. I am hoping that the person with the first three volumes can be traced.
I suspect that this part of the series originated from Hopton Hall, Wirksworth, as my uncle, Les Rhodes, was butler there for Col Gell.
The volume - in near perfect condition - measuring 8”x11” is covered with a brown - not leather- but a strong linen effect material.
Edited by Charles Annadale MA. LL.D. and published by the Gresham Publishing Company. It is not listed as belonging to the National Trust Libraries.
I’m starting with Derbyshire, but of course could be anywhere. You could say I’m down sizing. Here’s wishing for luck.
Dorothy M Thorpe