Dictionary, 1755", in The Book Collector, 14, Summer 1965, pp. 212-214. PMM 201 ("Dr. Johnson performed with his Dictionary the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography... the dictionary... justifies Noah Webster's statement that 'Johnson's writings had, in philology, the effect that Newton's discoveries had in mathematics'") (2) " /> JOHNSON, SAMUEL. A Dictionary of the English Language. London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, T. and T. Longman, [et al.], 1755. <I>2 vols., folio, 407 x 256 mm. (16 x 10 1/16 in.), 18th or 19th century sheep(?), rebacked, covers very worn, leather flaking, vol. 1 title laid down on heavy paper, marginally stained and torn, first 3 leaves of Preface and last few leaves in vol. 2 a bit creased and frayed, upper corner of vol. 2 title torn away, some discoloration and foxing throughout</I>. FIRST EDITION, titles printed in red and black, sheet 19D in Todd's first setting, sheet 24O in his second setting, woodcut tailpieces. Grolier <I>English</I> 50; Rothschild 1237; William B. Todd, "Note 242: Variants in Johnson's <I>Dictionary</I>, 1755", in <I>The Book Collector</I>, 14, Summer 1965, pp. 212-214. PMM 201 ("Dr. Johnson performed with his <I>Dictionary</I> the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography... the dictionary... justifies Noah Webster's statement that 'Johnson's writings had, in philology, the effect that Newton's discoveries had in mathematics'") (2) | Christie's