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[A general and complete dictionary of the English language. 1803]
A dictionary of the English language, compiled from Dr. Johnson; with the addition of words since familiarized to us. Also a dictionary of the heathen mythology. To which is added a complete list of all the cities, boroughs, towns, and remarkable villages in England and Wales. And a comprehensive view of English grammar. The sixth edition.
London: printed for W. Peacock and Sons; by C. Rickaby, 1803.
xxviii, [260] p. ; 12.8 cm. (16º)

Dr Johnson's A dictionary of the English language was first published in 1755, with a second edition (q.v.) appearing in the same year. This work was first published in 1785 under the title A general and complete dictionary of the English language. In previous editions the preface was signed 'J' but here the preface has been rewritten and is unsigned. The dictionary and lists are printed in two columns, unpaginated.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Eliza Soane / 1805.

Binding Contemporary early C19th marbled calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine, green morocco spine-label reading 'Johnson Dictionary'.

Reference Number 741


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