On this day April 14th, 1828 Noah Webster published the first edition of his dictionary. Webster at the age of 70, Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in two quarto volumes (with pages 19 cm (7 in.) wide and roughly 25cm (10in.) tall) containing 70,000 entries. According to Wikipedia he did. I honestly don't know a lot about Webster's dictionary. I have enjoyed accounts of Samuel Johnson's dictionary, and Simon Winchester's The Meaning of Everything, the story of the OED. I've included another image from the American Book Trade Index, this time an ad for Webster's dictionary from an 1873 New Hampshire Farmer's Almanac. The dictionary was offered for $12!