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A dictionary of the English language . together with a history of the language and an English grammar. With numerous corrections, and with the addition of several thousand words, as also with additions to the history of the language, and to the grammar, by the Rev. H.J. Todd

Johnson, Samuel

Published by Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Browne, London, 1818
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First edition of the first and most important revision of Johnson, 4 volumes, 4to, engraved portrait of Johnson after Reynolds, old marbled boards rebacked and retipped in green morocco, gilt lettering direct on spines; old bookbinder's tickets of William Strong, Bristol; lettering on spines a little uneven, else very good and sound. "Todd made some additions to Johnson's grammar and history of language, extended Johnson's word-list with obsolete and local terms and with derivatives and compounds, improved etymologies, added quotations where they were lacking and corrected some of those which had been given, but left the famous definitions pretty much unchanged" (Sledd & Kolb, p. 154). Courtney & Smith, p. 59; Vancil, p. 126. Bookseller Inventory # 23168

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Title: A dictionary of the English language . ...

Publisher: Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Browne, London

Publication Date: 1818

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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