Jenkins's Vest-Pocket Lexicon

Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co.
COMPARED with “ Webster’s Unabridged” or “Worcester’s Quarto,” this little pinch of words would make “ small show.” It is, however, a very valuable pocket-companion ; for, to use the author’s own phrase, it “omits what everybody knows, contains what everybody wants to know and cannot readily find.” It is really a vade-mecum, small, cheap, and useful to a degree no one can fully appreciate until it has been thoroughly tried. Mr. Jabez Jenkins may claim younger-brotherhood with the men who have done service in the important department of education he has chosen to enter.