A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorized by the names of the writers in whose works they are found. Abstracted from the folio edition. to which is prefixed, an English Grammar. To this edition are added, a history of the english language, the author's preface to the folio, and a considerable number of words, none of which are contained in the London octavo

Johnson, Samuel

Published by Printed by W. G. Jones for Thomas Ewing, Dublin, 1768
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Title: A Dictionary of the English Language: In ...

Publisher: Printed by W. G. Jones for Thomas Ewing, Dublin

Publication Date: 1768

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Edition: Third edition.

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Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped lettering (tho very faded) in second spine compartment (5 raised bands); 8vo (208x124mm). Includes the preface to the London octavo, a history of the English language, a grammar; and the bulk of the text block, a general dictionary, printed in two columns. Binding a bit scuffed and worn, and chipped at spine tips, but still tight and square. Some faint browning and foxing throughout, but overall nice and clean. With a handsome, even calligraphic inscription on the FFEP, "To Helen H. Buckley, Beloved companion on many a journey from A to Z, with deep appreciation of her fine qualities / Frank H. Mizetelly [?] / New York March 2, '36." The first octavo edition was published in London, 1756, abridged by Johnson; a series of one- or two-volume editions followed in the 1760s, this one published in Dublin, others in London. Alston V, 196; Courtney & Smith, p. 62; Fleeman 56.1DA/6; Vancil, p. 123. Bookseller Inventory # D14071

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