A Dictionary of the English Language.
Johnson, Samuel.

Dublin: Printed for Thomas Ewing, 1775. First quarto edition, the first complete edition printed in Ireland, from the Fourth London folio edition (1773), and the only edition revised by the author. In the “Advertisement to This Edition,” he states: “Many faults I have corrected, Binding extremities a bit worn and rubbed. Hinges cracked, but sound. Very small piece of the spine worn away at the foot of Vol. II. Light foxing, intermittent toning. Scattered very light staining, the occasional minor tear, including one to lower margin of ¶Z2 in Vol. I with partial loss of a few letters on recto. Ink notation to lower margin of I1 recto in Vol. I and I4 recto in Vol. II. Small hole to terminal leaf in Vol. II. Discrete later ink owner’s signature on flyleaf of both volumes. Nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. A very good set, rare in the original binding. Original calf, spine in six compartments with gilt-lettered green and red morocco labels. Edges stained green Two volumes, thick quart (Item ID: 16476)


Courtney and Smith, pp. 56-57.

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