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This is the first electronic presentation of the first great dictionary of the English language. Samuel Johnson produced his famous Dictionary in 1755 and issued a revised Fourth Edition in 1773. Now, a CD-ROM makes accessible these two main Editions alongside each other, along with digitised images of the original pages.Synopsis:
This is a full size facsimile edition in two volumes of the first edition of Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" which was published in 1755. It contains 40,000 entries and 116,000 illustrative quotations. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a critic, poet, lexicographer and essayist and was a pre-eminent literary figure of the later 18th century. It is published by Longman, one of the dictionary's original publishers and is a true facsimile - full text size and in two volumes like the original. The dictionary is bound in Cabra red bonded leather with raised spin bands, foil blocking in old gold and dark green. The double volume slip case is in dark red library Buckram. In addition there are two specially commissioned introductory essays "The Genesis of Johnson's Dictionary" by Dr David Fleeman, a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and "The Lexicographic Achievement of Johnson" by Dr Brian O'Kill. A facsimile of "the Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language" by Samuel Johnson is included.
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Book Description Condition: Very Good. Condition: Very Good +; Oversize hardcover, two volumes in slipcase. Exact facsimile of the original dictionary published by Longman in 1755. Volumes bound in red leather with gilt printing and decoration and green label on spine. 5 raised bands on spine. Each volume 1160 pages. Also included is the facsimile of The Plan of a Dictionary and a 16 page booklet with two essays. Condition of both volumes is Very Good+ with clean covers and pages and solid bindings. The slipcase is bound in dark red buckram with paper labels on both sides and has soiling to the bottom and one small spot of fraying. An attractive set. Photos upon request. Seller Inventory # 1300740
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. This facsimile recreates the original dictionary published by Longman in 1755.Two volumes ;1160 pages each volume;70 gsm cream laid,acid and wood free paper,long life; Folded and sewn in 16 page sections,2 colour title page ; sprinkled edges;Bound in Cabra red bonded leather;Raised spine bands ;Foil blocking in old gold and dark green;Silk head and tail bands ;140 gsm coloured endpapers with border blocking;Doulble volume slipcase in dark red Library buckram. Both volumes have been used,light reading wear,contents clean , good.Slipcase shelf-worn,no splits,marks and soiled all over,base has become wet at some point leaving stains on the inside and some marks on the bottom page edges ,label on front has some marks,label on back has piece missing and soild.Lacks the facsimile booklet of 'The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language' by Samuel Johnson and 16 page booklet containing two introductory essays. This set is extremely heavy and would be impossibly expensive to ship outside the UK. Seller Inventory # 027747