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 and an English Grammar

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 and an English Grammar

£1,500
Author

Johnson, Samuel

Publisher

Thomas Ewing

Reference

1079

Two volumes complete. Modern full calf by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, calf title label to second panel, contrasting calf volume label to third, blind roll to board edges.

Externally near fine. Internally generally lightly browned and lightly foxed throughout, sometimes heavier, stain to bottom corner at gutter for most of 'A' in volume one, but generally clean.

Small amount of loss to N4 in volume two, nicking text with loss to one word, several small nicks and tears to page edges, previous owner's name to head of titles.

The Fourth edition, the first Dublin and first quarto edition of Johnson's monumental work.

Fleeman 55.4D/5a

Size

4to

Condition

Good

Binding

Full Calf

Publish Place

Dublin

Publish Year

1775

Edition

First Thus

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