My dance instructor, Tom, is reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. So it's no surprise that our conversation during yesterday's dance lesson was about the Oxford English Dictionary. We both thought it would be a cool thing to own, and just to browse through.
Amazon has the twenty-volume set for just $542.23. Unfortunately, it's not eligible for Amazon Prime, so you'd have to pay for shipping. But you can choose one-day shipping.
Tha's better than The Library Shop's twenty-volume set for $1560. But that includes shipping.
Also interesting is that you can get many different versions, from a compact edition with the full text reproduced micrographically (reading glass included) to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the Little Oxford English Dictionary, the Single User Oxford English Dictionary, The Oxford Picture Dictionary (English-Spanish, English-Hebrew, English-Arabic, etc.) Lots of options.
But the one that makes my pulse quicken is the granddaddy of 'em all. The twenty volumes (plus the three supplements).
I'll have to build an addition on the house!
[Image from Hooked on OED]