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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 by  Samuel Johnson - First Thus - 1775 - from Temple Rare Books (SKU: 001080)

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

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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

by Johnson, Samuel

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Dublin: Thomas Ewing, 1775. 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. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. 4to.

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Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
001080
Title
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
Author
Johnson, Samuel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Thomas Ewing
Place of Publication
Dublin
Date published
1775
Keywords
Johnson, Dictionary, Irish Edition, Ebay
Size
4to
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