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JOHNSON, Samuel (1709--1785)
[Dictionary. Abridgments. 1824]
A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorised by the names of the writers in whose works they are found. By Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Abridged from the Rev. H.J. Dodd's corrected and enlarged quarto edition, by Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A.
London: printed by C. and J. Rivington; J. Scatcherd; J. Southall; J. Nunn; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Co.; T. Cadell; [and 24 others in London]; Wilson and Sons, York; and Sterling and Slade, Edinburgh, 1824.
vii, [1], 832 p. ; 21.8 cm. (8º)

Samuel Johnson's celebrated Dictionary was first published in 1755 (2nd ed., 1755--56, q.v.); Todd's quarto edition first appeared in 1818; Chalmers' abridgement first appeared in 1820.

Copy Notes Wanting a half-title? Purchased from T. & W. Boone for 15s. on 17 January 1829. (Spiers Box). Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil Lob[b?]y [C?].R. / Chelsea.

Binding C19th calf, gilt double-ruled spines, blind double-ruled spine with blind-tooled spine-title.

Reference Number 5568


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