3 December 2010
JOHNSON, Samuel. 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. London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, T. and N. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755.
2 volumes, 2o (413 x 257 mm). Titles in red and black, woodcut tailpieces. (First title and first and last few leaves with marginal pale stain, minor marginal worming at end of both volumes). Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in 7 compartments, gilt-lettered red and black morocco lettering pieces (minor wear to spine ends). Provenance: Comte de Blome (armorial bookplate).
Courtney and Smith p. 54; Chapman & Hazen p. 137; Fleeman 55.4D/1a; PMM 201; Rothschild 1237. (2)
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