1799 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language Americana Lexicon 2v

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 eighth edition is unpaginated and well-preserved, 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.

 

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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1799 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language Americana Lexicon 2v

 

“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 eighth edition is unpaginated and well-preserved, 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.

 

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: #2734

Price: $1500

 

JOHNSON, Samuel.

 

A dictionary of the English language … Abstracted from the folio edition, by the author … To which is prefixed a grammar of the English language. The eleventh edition, corrected and revised, with considerable additions from the eighth edition of the original.

 

London : Printed for J. Johnson…, 1799.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1
    • I: A-K
    • II: L-Z
  • References: Alston V, 191; Fleeman 55.4D/12
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.5in X 9in (29.5cm x 23.5cm)

 

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2734

Categories

Literature

Language Study & Reference

Authors

JOHNSON, Samuel.

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete