The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773 (Cambridge Studies in Publishing and Printing History)

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Following the discovery of manuscript materials, including hundreds of unpublished additions and changes, for Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Allen Reddick describes the conception, composition, writing, and subsequent revision of the first great English dictionary, and the only dictionary created by a great writer. In this second edition of his acclaimed study, Reddick incorporates new commentary and scholarship, and situates The Making of Johnson's Dictionary in current critical and scholarly debate.

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This second edition of an acclaimed study incorporates new commentary and scholarship, and situates The Making of Johnson's Dictionary in current critical and scholarly debate. It describes the conception, composition, writing, and subsequent revision of the first great English dictionary.

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"...a major contribution to Johnsonian studies sure to endure the test of time." Eighteenth-Century Studies

"...a fascinating and wonderful piece of scholarly detective work....The chapter that Reddick bases solely on his new discoveries....is as good a single chapter as anyone has written in any book on Johnson of the last thirty years." The Age of Johnson

"An important, exact, and fascinating book." Bibliographical Society of America

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