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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 is Prefaced, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. The Sixth Edition.
London; Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne [et al] 1785 - Two volumes, quarto; not paginated (approximately1150pp). Contemporary tree calf (very worn, all boards detached except vol.1 front board, spines rubbed), first two leaves of vol.II detached otherwise bookblocks are tight and solid. With half title to vol.1 and portrait frontispiece opposite title page of vol.1. Unobtrusive spotting to opening and closing leaves of each volume, mostly marginal light foxing to the frontispiece, else a very clean fresh copy. The first authorised quarto edition of Johnson's monumental Dictionary, unabridged, printed shortly after Johnson's death. Courtney and Smith p.57; ESTC T116655. Please enquire for further details and accurate postage costs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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