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JOHNSON, SAMUEL, A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE... LONDON: 1755, TWO VOLUMES, FIRST EDITION

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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. London: Printed by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755
2 volumes, folio (15 3/4 x 10 in.; 40 x 25.5 cm). Title-pages printed in red and black, text in two columns, ornamental woodcut tail-pieces; some foxing and minor toning, one or marginal ink stains, minor marginal repair to vol. II, minor marginal dampstaining to a few leaves of vol. II.  Modern full brown calf, covers with gilt rules and floral cornerpieces, spines with raised bands in six compartments, gilt-lettered red and green morocco labels to second and third, all with gilt rules. Cream cloth-covered board clamshell cases, gilt-lettered brown morocco labels to spines.   
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