A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations By Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language

A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations By Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language

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Author

Johnson, Samuel

Publisher

W. Strahan for J. And P. Knapton et al

Reference

1244

Two volumes complete - Volume One - [A]2, B-K2, a-c2, d1, B-13A, 13B-14Z and Volume Two - Par1, 15A-16Z, 17A-17Z1, 18A-22E, 22F-22Z, 23A-27D2, 27E-28Z1, 29A-31C2. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in seven panels, old leather title label to second panel. Covers slightly rubbed, one or two spots of discolouring, light damp staining to foot of covers. Internally lightly browned throughout, ink stain to fore-edge of last few signatures of volume one, mainly to text-block, but just creeping over onto fore-edge of the last few pages, ink spots to 9O2v. Both front endpapers have repairs to margins, previous owners names to endpapers. Titles in red and black. One of two thousand copies issued. Fleeman 54.4D/1a; PMM 201, "the most amazing and enduring one-man feat in the field of lexicography"; Rothschild 1237

Size

Folio

Condition

Good

Binding

Full Morocco

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1755

Edition

First Edition

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