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A Dictionary of the English Language in Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals - Harrison's Edition With The Life Of The Author

Samuel Johnson

Published by Harrison and Co., London, 1786
Condition: Fair Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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Single volume of elephant folio size - 10-1/2 inches by 17 inches and 3-1/4 inches thick. Has 2 original frontpapers, engraved portrait of Samuel Johnson, Title Page in red and black, (blank), "The Editor's Preface" - 8 pages, "The Plan of an English Dictionary" - 16 pages, Preface - 8 pages, "The History of the English Language" - 20 pages, "A Grammar of the English Tongue" - 10 pages, "Advertisement to Mr. Harrison's Life of the Author" - 1 page, (blank), "The Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson by Mr. Harrison" - 10 Pages, the main text in 3 columns unpaginated, and a 3 page supplement of additional words, 2 endpapers. The pages are generally clean, crisp and tightly bound. Bound in period full brown leather with a still brightly gilt lettered label on the spine. The front cover is detached and the back cover is shaky. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed with rubbing to the corners. The covers have some small scrapes and stains. The spine is chipped at the corners with a 1 by 3 inch stain in the middle of the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 9656

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Title: A Dictionary of the English Language in ...

Publisher: Harrison and Co., London

Publication Date: 1786

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition:Fair

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