Winchester, Simon. The Professor and the Madman.
New York Harper/Collins Stated first Edition Hard Cover
A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Dust jacket and book in very good condition. 242 pages. CR 1998. Illustrated endpapers, black and white sketches. A story of two remarkable men whose strange 20 year relationship lies at the core of this story of the crreation of the Oxford English Dictionary. Professor James Murray, the editor of this project and Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut. An extraordinary tale of madness and genius and the obsession of two men.