JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. (THE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION - 1786)

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AUTHOR: JOHNSON, Samuel

TITLE: A Dictionary of the English Language.

PUBLISHER: London: Harrison & Co., 1786.

DESCRIPTION: THE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION. 1 vol., folio, 17-1/8" x 11", unpaginated, engraved frontis portrait, title-page printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary full tree calf over cords, neatly rebacked, title gilt to spine.

CONDITION: Overall a bright clean copy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sometimes called "Harrison's" edition, with a Preface by Harrison on the merits of his edition, and containing a reprinting of Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary, Harrison's Life of Johnson, and Johnson's original preface, history of the language and his English grammar; plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column followed by a sectional title and 3pp. of supplementary words.