Readership: Anyone interested in the English language, the history of the language and language usage, or lexicography.
"a marvel of condensation, achieved by skilful hands" - Modern Language Notes, for the original 1911 edition
"the best small dictionary extant" - Scotsman, for the original 1911 edition
"literally without a rival" - TLS, for the original 1911 edition
Introductory essay by David Crystal
Chronology of 100 years of the Concise
Original Preface to the first edition
Advertisements from the original first edition