A selected, pronouncing and accented dictionary. Comprising a selection of the choicest words found in the best English authors. John Elliott, Samuel Johnson Jr.

By America's first lexicographer

A selected, pronouncing and accented dictionary. Comprising a selection of the choicest words found in the best English authors...

Suffield: printed by Edward Gray, for Oliver D. & I. Cook, and sold by them in sheets, or bound, at their book store, Hartford, 1800. Second edition, oblong 32mo, pp. 32, 223, including 3 pages of recommendations, a preface, and an introduction to English grammar, followed by the lexicon in double column; extremities rubbed, joints cracked, title-p. shaved close at bottom margin (as issued); a good copy or better in full original sheep. Johnson (1757-1836) was the first American lexicographer, and his School Dictionary of 1798 was the first dictionary compiled by an American. When a second edition was called for, Johnson collaborated with Elliott and produced this new and larger work. This is the second of two editions printed in 1800, with 32 pages of frontal matter. Evans 37355. Item #31093

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