Johnson's dictionary and the language of learning.

Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1986. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 303, [1]; 2 plates; near fine in dust jacket (old price sticker on rear cover). Full-length critical study of the full range of material in Johnson's Dictionary. "Although the Dictionary is primarily a philological work, the author shows how it also serves literary, moral, and educational purposes. By analyzing the content of the 116,000 illustrative quotations illustrative quotations in the Dictionary he brings to light the major themes of the book and displays the whole as a literary achievement" (jacket blurb). Item #41920

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