A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significantions by the examples from the best writers to which are perfixed. A History of the Languages and An English Grammar.
T.T. & J. Tegg,.London, 1833.
Two Volumes.4to. .Frontispiece portrait of the author.pp.xiv + 1029, pp,title page + 1084. Recently rebound in black half calf leather with raised bands and leather title labels dark blue plain cloth.both title pages had a portion removed where an owners name had been these have been expertly repaired. There is some general toning to paper and foredges, else a Very Good attractive set of this iconic work.
Johnson’s Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 173 years later, Johnson’s was viewed as the pre-eminent English dictionary. According to Walter Jackson Bate, the Dictionary “easily ranks as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship, and probably the greatest ever performed by one individual who laboured under anything like the disadvantages in a comparable length of time’