A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and are illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar: In Four Volumes
by Johnson, Samuel
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Hay on Wye, Herefordshire
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The Ninth Edition, Corrected and Revised. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. London. 1805. 4 volumes. Octavo. VOL. I: Engraved frontispiece portrait, 15pp, instructions to the binder, lxxxvi pp, A-DE unpaginated; VOL. II: DI-K unpaginated; VOL. III: Engraved frontispiece, L-R unpaginated; VOL. IV: S-Z unpaginated. All four volumes in this set still include both the Half-title and Title pages. Contemporary tree calf. Spines in six compartments with double gilt rules and leather labels with gilt lettering and embellishment. Edge tooling. Marbled endpapers. Text in double columns. Rubbing and wear to all extremities, corners bumped. Some spotting or occasional minor marks/paper faults, text is bright crisp and clean. Neat signature to upper margin of half - title to Volume I.
Surprising, colorful, and long-forgotten entries from the most famous dictionary in the history of the English language Samuel Johnson's best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), is the most influential and idiosyncratic lexicon ever written and was used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This anthology includes 4,000 of the most representative, entertaining, and historically fascinating entries, covering subjects from fashion to food, science to sex, and given in full with original spelling and examples of usage from Shakespeare to Milton.
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- A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and are illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar
- Johnson, Samuel
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- dictionary, Dr Johnson
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