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A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words Are Deduced from their Originals.

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A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words Are Deduced from their Originals.

by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

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[Chicago] Scott, Foresman, 1941. Hard Cover. [31] p.; 23 cm. Reduced facsimiles of selected pages from the 1755 edition, printed London, Strahan, 1755. Contains the Preface, the Grammar, and some pithy entries. Printed as a Christmas greeting for 1941 and now uncommon. Vg/ no dj. 27902.

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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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27902
Title
A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words Are Deduced from their Originals.
Author
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
[Chicago] Scott, Foresman, 1941
Keywords
English
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Language and Linguistics;

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