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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. 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
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
304
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. 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
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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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. 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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Literature

ESTC T117231

Grolier, "100 English," 50

Printing and the Mind of Man ("The Most Amazing, Enduring and Endearing One-Man Feat in the Field of Lexicography"), p. 201

Catalogue Note

First edition. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary is among the most influential in the history of the English language. 

 

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York