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1773 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 fifth 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.

Item number: #7552

Price: $750


A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar

London: Printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington; J. Hinton;…1773.


Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes

Vol. 1 – [A-K]

Vol. 2 – [L-Z]

Language: English

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~8.5in x 5in (22cm x 13cm)

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1773 Samuel Johnson FAMOUS Dictionary of English

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