Johnson's "English Dictionary"
Samuel Johnson, "A Dictionary of the English Language…," Third Edition, London, W. Strahan print., 1765. Two large folio size volumes with original brown calf laid on newer calf. Very Good + condition of one of the greatest monuments of the English language. Est. $4,000-6,000
Very Good + condition. Both bindings showing uniform wear with minor bumping and abrasion; spine of both volumes stamped, gilded, and with applied red and black labels with double banding, and divided into seven compartments. Pages uniformly toned with scattered foxing and some staining. Vol. I with title page, Preface, History of the English Language, and Grammar. Vol. II with title page. Heraldic bookmark of George Burrish pasted down, and signature of William H.E. Worship on flyleaf.