A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language


W. Strahan et al


Johnson, Samuel



Two volumes complete - Volume One, [A]2, B-C2, [c], D-K2, a-c2, d1, B-6D2, 6E1, 6F-10T2, *10T2, 10U-12Z2, 13A-14Z1; [580]p and Volume Two, pi1, 15A-17Z2, 18A-18Z1, 19A-22G2, 22H-22Z1, 23A-27F2, 27G-28Z1, 29A-31D2, 31E1; [592]p

Modern half calf and boards, raised bands with spines in six panels, leather title label to second panel, volume numbers lettered direct to fourth panel, date to foot

Some minor wear to extremities, but still very solid. Internally some light foxing and staining, but generally fairly clean and bright. Tear to margin of 16I and 23T has been bound in upside down and back to front.

Title pages in red and black

Fourth edition of Johnson's magnum opus, one of (probably) 1250 copies (Strahan's printing account, see Fleeman) and it was published on the 25th January 1773 at £4, 10s

Fleeman 55.4D/4a