Dictionary of the English Language

JOHNSON Samuel

Publication Date: 1837
Hardcover
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JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. London: Printed for T. Tegg et al., 1837. Two volumes. Quarto, modern three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, marbled boards, uncut. $2500.Later edition of Johnson s landmark Dictionary the work that "had, in philology, the effect which Newton s discoveries had in mathematics" (Noah Webster) handsomely bound."Johnson performed with his Dictionary the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (PMM 201). "The authority of Johnson s work has colored every dictionary of English that has since been compiled" (Hitchings, 5). With engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson in Volume I. A fine copy, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 83253

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Title: Dictionary of the English Language

Publication Date: 1837

Binding: Hardcover

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