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A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed, a Rhetorical Grammer.
Printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly & J. Wilkie. London. 1780 - FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 4to.(10.8 x 9 inches). Text printed in double column. Previous owners (The secretary's Office of the East India Company) bookplates on the top outer corners of the title pages. Volume one title page frayed to inner margin at the bottom and bottom edge chipped. Tiny hole to the half title. Volume tow half title has been trimmed down to just around the text and is bound in at the rear, after the leaf advertising the works of Sheridan, itself trimmed to the outer margin. Some minor foxing to a few leaves but overall a very good, clean copy. Finely bound in recent half antique style sprinkled brown calf. Raised bands. Compartments with double gilt rules. Brick coloured morocco title labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A very good copy of this scarce First printing. This work is the earliest dictionary to seriously approach the pronunciation of the English language.
      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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