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20 November 1992
WEBSTER, NOAH. An American Dictionary of the English Language. New York: S. Converse 1828.
2 vols., 4to, 303 x 245mm. (12 x 9 5/8in.), old (original?) boards, uncut, rebacked with library buckram, corners strengthened, new endpapers, small dampstain to foremargin of each frontispiece, frontispieces slightly foxed.
FIRST EDITION of the quarto unabridged dictionary (preceded by the Compendious Dictionary, 1806, with its abridgement for schools, 1807), identical engraved frontispiece portrait of Webster by A.H. Durand after S.F.B. Morse in each volume. Internally, an attractive copy.
Grolier American 36 ("The most ambitious publication ever undertaken, up to that time, upon American soil"); PMM 291; Sabin 102335.
Provenance: Stanford University. (2)
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