Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Grand Larousse de la Langue Francaise
In 1971, the Librarie Larousse published its first volume of a massive french dictionary. At that time the editors thought they could do this project in only six volumes. They were able to publish volume 2 in 1972 and volume 3 in 1973. About then, they figured out that six volumes wasn't going to cut it and they changed the title page to read "in seven volumes". Volume 4 was published in 1975, followed by 5 in 1976, 6 in 1977, and the final volume in 1978. According to Books in Print, this dictionary is still in print.
This great set of books is for sale through Amazon.com.