A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals … to which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar. Samuel Johnson.
A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals … to which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar.
A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals … to which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar.
A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals … to which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar.

A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals … to which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar.

London: Harrison and Co., 1786. First one-volume folio ("Harrison's") edition, with a Preface by Harrison on the merits of his edition, and containing a reprinting of Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary, Harrison's Life of Johnson, and Johnson's original preface, history of the language and his English grammar; pp. [84] plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column followed by a sectional title and 3pp. of supplementary words; engraved frontis portrait, title-p. printed in red and black; complete and sound in recent full calf, preserving the original red morocco label on spine; nice copy. An unauthorized reprinting of Johnson's great dictionary, consisting of 100 six-penny numbers, the first of which appeared on October 22, 1785. Alston V, 183; Courtney & Smith, 57-8; Fleeman 55.4D/7; Sledd & Kolb, 127-9. Item #26403

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