c1800 Johnson's Dictionary in Miniature
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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English poet, essayist, biographer and literary critic. He published 'A Dictionary of the English Language' in 1755, considered the foremost dictionary of the time until the Oxford English Dictionary was published 173 years later. It took him seven years to complete the dictionary, which he compiled alone. It cites authors such as Shakespeare, Milton and Dryden in its examples.
Complete with a frontispiece illustration of the author.
Lacking the title page.
With a calligraphic inscription reading: 'Garside, His Book', followed by 'James Garside, Died on the 25th of Dec in the Year of Our Lord 1830 Aged 54 Years'.
An uncommon pocket-sized edition of this work.
Undated; dated from Jisc.
In a full reverse calf binding. Externally a trifle rubbed, with marks to the leather, a piecing to the rather faded spine and worn extremities. Inscription to the front endpaper. Lacking a title page. Internally, firmly bound. A dark stain affects the text from page 81, however it is still legible. Otherwise, pages have just the odd spot.
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