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A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and 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 Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by The Author [2 volumes]

A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and 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 Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by The Author [2 volumes]

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A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and 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 Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by The Author [2 volumes]

by Johnson, Samuel

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W. Strahan, et al., 1773. First Thus. Leather Binding. Very Good. The Fourth edition, last to be revised by Samuel Johnson himself. A solid set. A very good copy of this huge folio set in 19th-century 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and red morocco labels (some wear to leather, corners bumped; some dampstaining, smudges, and foxing to text; old repair to botton margin of title of Volume I). Housed in very sturdy brown cloth slipcases, lined with fleece (some waterstaining and wear to slipcases).

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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 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 Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by The Author [2 volumes]
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Johnson, Samuel
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First Thus
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W. Strahan, et al.
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1773
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