Title: A Dictionary of the English Language: In ...
Publisher: Printed by W. G. Jones for Thomas Ewing
Publication Date: 1768
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: Third edition.
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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