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1778 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English Language Lexicon

“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 sixth 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.

Item number: #2522

Price: $950


A dictionary of the English language : in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, ... Abstracted from the folio edition, by the author Samuel Johnson, A.M. To which is prefixed, A grammar of the English language.

London, Printed for W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Davies, W. Owen [and 20 others in London], 1778. Sixth edition.


•Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1v (despite v1 indication on binding BOTH are included and complete)oVol. I: A-K

oVol. II: L-Z

•References: ESTC T 83960;

•Provenance: Handwritten – Henry Smith Bucknole

•Language: English

•Binding: Leather; tight & secure

•Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13cm)

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1778 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English

Estimate $950 - $2,000Apr 8, 2018