1794 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language London Linguistics

JOHNSON, Samuel

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“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.”

― Samuel Johnson

 

A rare 18th-century printing of Samuel Johnson’s famous English Dictionary. This edition is unpaginated and features a section on grammar unique to the English language. This edition is also considered a highly collectable edition. It includes over 4,000 entries on various subjects such as fashion, food, science, and even sex! Specific spelling examples from Shakespeare are also included in addition to the original and accepted spellings.

 

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1794 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language London Linguistics

 

“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.”

― Samuel Johnson

 

A rare 18th-century printing of Samuel Johnson’s famous English Dictionary. This edition is unpaginated and features a section on grammar unique to the English language. This edition is also considered a highly collectable edition. It includes over 4,000 entries on various subjects such as fashion, food, science, and even sex! Specific spelling examples from Shakespeare are also included in addition to the original and accepted spellings.

 

Item number: #19914

Price: $750

 

JOHNSON, Samuel

 

A dictionary of the English language : in which the words are deduced from their originals

 

London : printed for T. Longman, etc…, 1794.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • Unpaginated; [~960]
  • Provenance: Bookplate – James Glen Mead
    • James Glen Mead (born 1943) is a noted zoologist and marine biologist, as well as the Curator Emeritus of Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

 

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19914

Category

Language Study & Reference

Authors

JOHNSON, Samuel

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete