1783 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language Americana Lexicon SET

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 fine 18th-century printing of Samuel Johnson’s famous English Dictionary. This seventh edition is “corrected by the author,” unpaginated, and well-preserved. 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.

 

According to the DNB,

“For the most part the Dictionary was able to demonstrate the fecundity of the language more comprehensively than any of its predecessors. Conscious that his primary role was to record the state of English vocabulary, rather than to legislate for its usage, Johnson registered the entire sweep of words from the crude and demotic to the most rarefied scientific terms and to recent fanciful forms imported from other languages.”

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1783 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language Americana Lexicon SET

 

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

― Samuel Johnson

 

A fine 18th-century printing of Samuel Johnson’s famous English Dictionary. This seventh edition is “corrected by the author,” unpaginated, and well-preserved. 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.

 

According to the DNB,

“For the most part the Dictionary was able to demonstrate the fecundity of the language more comprehensively than any of its predecessors. Conscious that his primary role was to record the state of English vocabulary, rather than to legislate for its usage, Johnson registered the entire sweep of words from the crude and demotic to the most rarefied scientific terms and to recent fanciful forms imported from other languages.”

 

Item number: #4635

Price: $950

 

JOHNSON, Samuel

 

A dictionary of the English language in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorized by the names of the writers in whose works they are found. Abstracted from the folio edition. To which is prefixed a grammar of the English language.

 

London: Printed for W. Strahan [et al.] 1783. Seventh edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • volumes unpaginated
  • References: STC N 28411; Alston V 201
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

 

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4635

Categories

Literature

Language Study & Reference

Authors

JOHNSON, Samuel

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete