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A Dictionary of the English Language
ondon- J. Knapton et al, 1756 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first octavo and abridged edition of Johnson's Dictionary. With the variant 'By the Author' to volume I. This was originally omitted and added late in the printing (ESTC)Abstracted from the Folio Edition. Complete in two volumes. 'In which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorised by the names of the writes in whose works they are found, to which is prefixed, a grammar of the English Language. 'Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer, poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson's Dictionary was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later. First printed in folio in 1755, the dictionary was reissued in the popular octavo edition in 1756. From the beginning there was a great appreciation for the work, and it was reviewed postively. Despite being critically well recieved, it did little to improve Johnson's financial situation at the time. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed with bumping to extremities. Spines repaired. Ink signatures to front free-endpapers. Endpapers repaired. Ink inscription to rearpastedown of volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright withmarginal age toning andoccasional spots. Heavier spotting to first and last few pages with ink signature totitle page of volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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