A dictionary of the English language in which the words are deduced from their originals ... The sixth edition.
London: J.F. and C. Rivington [et al.], 1785. Second quarto edition (the first quarto was published in Dublin, 1775), 2 volumes, Vol. I: [a]-b4 c-h2 i-k4 g-h4 B-4F4 4N-6X4 (with 5X2 missigned 5Z2), Vol. II: [A]1 B-3Y4 3Z2 A-3Y4 3Z2; engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson after Reynolds, text in triple column, half-title present in Vol. I only as called for by Fleeman; contemporary diced gilt calf boards recently rebacked with brown morocco, gilt spine in six compartments, modern marbled endpapers; textblocks fine. The complete text, with Johnson's final corrections. "There was no folio sixth edition, just this quarto, which was printed from Samuel Johnson's own corrected copy of the fourth folio edition (1773), which he bequeathed to Sir Joshua Reynolds... Though several printers were involved in the production of this sixth edition, Strahan's account shows that both the sixth (quarto) and the seventh (folio) were printed together. Moreover, the evidence of typesetting shows that the type set for the quarto was readjusted, but not reset, to make up the folio pages. Courtney & Smith, p. 57; Vancil, p. 123; Alston V, 186; Fleeman 55.4D/8. Item #43754