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SAMUEL JOHNSON
1785 A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BY SAMUEL JOHNSON VOLS I & II 6TH ED *
1785. I have here for sale a very good copy of 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 is prefixed, a History of the Language and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson, Vols I and II. It is the sixth edition, published in 1785 by J F and C Rivington. Frontispiece portrait of Johnson. Vol I covers A-K and Vol II L-Z. Vol I also has a History of the English Language and A Grammar of the English Tongue at the start. Full leather boards with gilt decorative border. 5 gilt raised bands to the spine with red leather title and volume blocks with gilt lettering. Front board to Vol II is missing. It has been replaced by another board which is similar colour and the same size. Ex-library edition with sticker to spines and a sticker to the front board of Vol I. Internally a bit of staining to the reverse of the frontispiece page, otherwise both volumes clean with tight binding. Unpaginated. 28.5 cm x 22 cm. Note that these are the large volumes, not the small volumes which would cost much less. We have over 2000 items in our Ebay shop on a wide range of subjects, so please feel free to have a browse and see if and anything else takes your fancy. Postage will be by Air Mail outside of UK. If you buy more than one item then the postage cost falls for the second and further items as I will put them into one parcel - so you save money. We wrap and post the parcels on Monday and Tuesday - therefore if you pay before midday on Tuesday we will get it i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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