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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Description

First Edition. In two volumes. Post folio (430 x 265 mm); titlepage, printed in red and black, expertly repaired at top section of outer edge; woodcut tailpiece on final leaf of each vol. Minor creasing and toning to pages across both vols, with a large water stain to the upper section of the titlepage of vol II. and a loose and torn FFEP. Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked preserving backstrip; sides lightly scoured with edges rubbed; further repairs along extremities, with new title labels lettered in gilt. An excellent copy of Dr Johnson’s amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography. The first edition was published in April 1755 in a printing of 2000 copies.

Price

£10500.00