ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary. Edited by JOHN DEFRANCIS. ABC Chinese Dictionary Series. Honolulu: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I PRESS, 2003, 2009. Pp. 1464. $67. The ABC Dictionary, containing some 200,000 entries in fine print on thin paper, is the work of the late John DeFrancis (1911-2009) and of decades of selfless encouragement by Victor Mair. Thanks to electronic editions from Wenlin and Murage and other licensees, not to mention closely related materials found on free websites of all sorts, the ABC Dictionary and its contents are now the most widely distributed American dictionary of Chinese.