A Galic and English dictionary containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the voice, and old books and MSS. William Shaw, Rev.
A Galic and English dictionary containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the voice, and old books and MSS.

Boswell and Johnson were both subscribers

A Galic and English dictionary containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the voice, and old books and MSS.

London: for the author by W. and A. Strahan, 1780. First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [8], [372]; [2], [306], [4] list of subscribers, which includes James Boswell and Samuel Johnson; text in double column; a superlative copy in contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, red morocco label; fine. From the library of the celebrated engineer, James Watt, without any sign of ownership, but so recorded in a 19th-century inventory. In all, 209 subscribers took 216 copies from the total print run of 500; other subscribers include Edmund Burke and Joseph Banks. Shaw was a good friend of Johnson who, it is said, offered his assistance with this dictionary. Alston XIV, 70. Item #50043

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