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JOHNSON. SAMUEL.

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.

Published: J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G & J. Robinson, etc...., London, 1799

Edition: Eighth Edition.

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TWO VOLUMES.  Eighth edition; corrected and revised.

Portrait frontis in volume one engraved by Heath after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Very good clean and crisp copies. Corners square. Previous owners names and dates "W. Anthony 1800" and "Sam. H. Anthony 1854", presumably father and son, on the title pages, otherwise very good, unmarked copies. Finely bound in contemporary brown diced calf boards with single gilt ruled border. New spines bound sympathetically to match. Decorative blind tooled compartments, ruled in gilt.. Black title labels, gilt. Original marbled endpapers. An attractive set.

  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 4to. (11.5 x 9.4 inches)
  • Sold By: Paul Foster
  • Contact Person: Paul Foster
  • Country: United Kingdom
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