JOHNSON (SAMUEL) A Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vol.
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JOHNSON (SAMUEL) A Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vol.
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JOHNSON (SAMUEL)
A Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vol., first edition, titles printed in red and black, occasional light spotting, ink library stamps on verso titles and final leaves, verso title margins reinforced with paper guards, blank verso final leaf of second volume reinforced with mounted early document leaf, twentieth century red half morocco, a little scuffed [PMM 201; Rothschild 1237], folio, J. and P. Knapton [and others], 1755

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  • THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST STANDARD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. "Nothing like it, nothing within measurable distance of it, had hitherto appeared...it remained for a century the unrivalled authority in the English Language" (Courtney and Smith, p.54).
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