The LRL’s Collection

IMG_1865The Lonely Reference Library’s collection consists of more than 100 volumes* and is always expanding. The following is a complete list of the books on the LRL’s shelves of 6/21/2017. The list is arranged alphabetically by title.

A Book about a Thousand Things (Stimpson)
American Heritage Dictionary (1969)
Basic Catholic Dictionary (Lowery)
Bible Dictionary (Powell)
Bloomsbury Treasury of Quotations
Brewer’s Dictionary of Twentieth Century Phrase and Fable
Clichés (Kirkpatrick)
Browser’s Book of Beginnings: Origins of Everything Under, and Including, the Sun (Panati)
Columbia Encyclopedia (Unabridged)
Columbia-Viking Desk Encyclopedia (1953)
Construction Dictionary (National Assn. Women in Construction)
Concise Dictionary of Existentialism (Winn)
Concise Glossary of Cultural Theory (Brooker)
Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (Becker)
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature
     (McClintock and Strong)^
Davis Dictionary of the Bible

Devil’s Dictionary, Enlarged (Bierce)
Dictionary of American Regional English (vol. 1)
Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Religion, Literature, and Art (Seyffert)
Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (Hirsch Ed.)
Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat)
Dictionary of Eponyms (Beeching)
Dictionary of Film Quotations (Crawley)
Dictionary of Foreign Terms, 2nd ed. (Berlitz)
Dictionary of Forestry (Helms)
Dictionary of Global Culture (Appiah, Ed.)
Dictionary of Imaginary Places (Manguel, Ed.)
Dictionary of Misinformation (Burman)
Dictionary of Natural Resources Management (Dunster)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Angeles)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Voltaire)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Flew)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Lacey)
Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion (Reese)
Dictionary of Problem Words and Expressions (Shaw)
Dictionary of Science and Creationism (Ecker)
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (Partridge)

Dictionary of Symbols (Cirlot)
Dictionary of Theories (Bothamley)
Dictionary of Word Origins (Ayto)
Doublespeak Dictionary (Lambdin)
Dream Dictionary (Crisp)
Dream Dictionary from A to Z (Cheung)
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology (Harre)
Encyclopedia of Hell (Scott)
Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians (Parkhurst)
English Synonyms (Crabb)
Facts on File Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary (McCutcheon)
Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Hendrickson)
Funk & Wagnell’s Encyclopedia (1972)^
Harvard Dictionary of Music (Apel)
How Did It Begin? (Branch)
Idiom Savant (Dunn)
Isms: A Compendium of Concepts, Doctrines, Traits and Beliefs (Altendorf)
Johnson’s Dictionary: A Modern Selection (McAdams)
Lectionary of Music (Slonimsky)
Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Allusions
Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories**
Music Theory Dictionary (Lee)
Myth Information (Varasdi)
National Dictionary (1940)
New American Medical Dictionary and Health Manual (Rothenberg)
New Dictionary of Existentialism (Nauman, Jr.)
New Dictionary of Thoughts (Edwards)
New York Times Public Library Science Desk Reference
NTC’s Dictionary of Word Origins
Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes
Oxford Companion to American Literature
Oxford Companion to Philosophy (Honderich)
Oxford Dictionary of the Catholic Church
Oxford Dictionary of Geography
Oxford Dictionary of Saints
Oxford English Dictionary (Compact Ed.)^
Oxford Dictionary of Latin
Oxford Dictionary of Psychology
Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories
Penguin Dictionary of Architecture
Penguin Dictionary of Biology
Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms
Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs
Penguin Dictionary of Sociology
Philosophical Dictionary (Bunge)
Pocket Medical Dictionary (Blakiston)
Psychiatric Dictionary 6th ed. (Campbell)
QPB Dictionary of Ideas (Norton)
Random House Dictionary (Unabridged)
Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemism and Other Doubletalk
Reader’s Guide to Literary Terms (Beckson)
Reverse Dictionary (T. Bernstein)
Roget’s Thesaurus
Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (Partridge)
Slang of Sin (Dazell)
Thesaurus of Slang (Lewin)
The Poet’s Dictionary (Packard)
The Science Class You Wish You Had (Brody)
The Way Things Work, Vol. 1: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology
     (Simon and Schuster)
University of Chicago Spanish to English Dictionary
Watkins Dictionary of Dreams (2007)
Webster’s Dictionary (1971)
Webster’s Compact School and Office Dictionary (1989)
Webster’s School and Office Dictionary (1914)
Webster’s New World Dictionary (1966)
Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary of Word Origins**
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary
Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms
Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth By the Founding Father
     of American English (Schulman)
Word Origins … and How We Know Them (Liberman)

World Book Dictionary (1988)^

Notes:

^ Indicates multiple volumes

* This number does not include the volumes in our expanded holdings that straddle the “line” between non-fiction and reference, such as writing guides, field and survival guides, how-to books, and so-on.

** Despite their different titles, these two books are the same

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