JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY Of The English Language - 1819 [2 Vols]

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A Dictionary of English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals to which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar.

Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of the 11th London publication. 

Printed and published by James Maxwell, Philadelphia. 1819.

Overall in GOOD++ condition.

  • Good stuff: full leather binding, pages are free of stray marks and clear, text block is solid and tidy, binding is strong, ink inscription on ffep, red leather title block with gilt.
  • Issues: leather is significantly cracked and chipping, foxing on pastedown and ffeps, frontispiece has imprinted on title page of each volume,
  • Vol 1 has light foxing near ends of text block that disappear. Most of the inside pages are remarkably clean.
  • Vol 2 is missing volume ID label from spine. Scattered light foxing throughout text.
  • FYI: photo colors are approximate. Pages more gold and/or rosy in photos than in real life.
  • Inside pages are free of writing or intentional marks. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • x/20190117

Two charming antique volumes, printed in a quality 19th century binding complete with rounded spine, raised bands, gilt, and high quality paper.

From the title page: "To which are added, Walker's Principles of English Pronunciation," which is over 50 pages. Includes frontispiece of of Johnson. These are large heavy volumes, with fairly small print: vol 1 is 3.5" thick and vol 2 is 3.25" thick (that's a lot of pages!) 8 X 10.75 inches.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.


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Subject: Reference
Topic: Dictionaries Thesauri
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: First Edition
Place of Publication: Philadelphia PA
Publisher: James Maxwell
Year Printed: 18190000
Author: Samuel Johnson
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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