A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals . the ...

A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals . the fourth edition, revised by the author

Johnson, Samuel

Published by Thomas Ewing, Dublin, 1775
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First quarto edition and first complete edition printed in Ireland; 2 vols., pp. [70] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; full contemporary calf, with a neat 20th century rebacking, new red and black morocco labels on gilt-paneled spines; prelims in volume II dampstained, a very good, sound copy of a not-so-common edition, based on the fourth London folio printed in 1773, and the only edition for which Johnson provided any additions or corrections. From his famous prose "advertisement" in vol. I: "Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible . Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied." Alston V, 184; Courtney 56-7; Fleeman 55.4D/5a; Kennedy 6280. Bookseller Inventory # 42852

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

Publisher: Thomas Ewing, Dublin

Publication Date: 1775

Binding: Hardcover

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