2 volumes in one. 21 cm x 13 cm in 4's, unpaginated. Half calf and marbled boards, early rebind with 5 raised bands and one gilt-stamped leather spine label, newish endpapers, two engraved heraldic bookplates to front pastedown, one without lettering, the other of John Eardley Wilmot, Berkswell Hall. (1783-1847), lawyer, politician, colonial administrator and abolitionist, who was created first baronet in 1821, Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) in 1843. Contemporary signature of Robert Stokes, Royal Cottage at foot of title-page, several small but intersting light pencil notes in the margins, very minor occasional soiling to interior, else interior very good and clean. Covers square and clean, a very good copy overall, handsome on the shelf. Size: Stout Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 23286
Title: A Dictionary of the English Language in ...
Publisher: Printed for W. Strahan; J. And F. Rivington; J. Hinton; T. Davies, et al
Publication Date: 1773
Binding: Half Leather
Book Condition: Very Good.
Edition: The Fifth Edition, Corrected.
Book Description Published by printed by W.G. Jones for Thomas Ewing, Dublin, 1768. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 3rd Edition. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorized by the names of the writers in whose works they are found. Abstracted from the folio edition. to which is prefixed, an English Grammar. To this edition are added, a history of the english language, the author's preface to the folio, and a considerable number of words, none of which are contained in the London octavo Published by printed by W.G. Jones for Thomas Ewing, Dublin Samuel Johnson Contemporary calf, Includes the preface to the London octavo, a history of the English language, a grammar; and the bulk of the text block, a general dictionary, printed in two columns. Complete A - Z. Scarce, Hardback, Full leather, Heavy wear to the original cover and title page, (see images), end pages heavily tanned and writing on end board, split at O and one page also loose there. Pages between these are very good, little wear, crisp, good corners. It measures 22 by 14 cm's. Please view the photographs for more information All my items for sale are guaranteed to be as described. Everything advertised has been professionally tested and verified as the description indicates. All items will be posted within 1 to 2 working days after payment has been received. Items are guaranteed to be very well packaged prior to postage. Tracking details will be forwarded to the purchaser. Bookseller Inventory # 34
Book Description Printed by W. G. Jones for Thomas Ewing, Dublin, 1768. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Third edition. Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped lettering (tho very faded) in second spine compartment (5 raised bands); 8vo (208x124mm). Includes the preface to the London octavo, a history of the English language, a grammar; and the bulk of the text block, a general dictionary, printed in two columns. Binding a bit scuffed and worn, and chipped at spine tips, but still tight and square. Some faint browning and foxing throughout, but overall nice and clean. With a handsome, even calligraphic inscription on the FFEP, "To Helen H. Buckley, Beloved companion on many a journey from A to Z, with deep appreciation of her fine qualities / Frank H. Mizetelly [?] / New York March 2, '36." The first octavo edition was published in London, 1756, abridged by Johnson; a series of one- or two-volume editions followed in the 1760s, this one published in Dublin, others in London. Alston V, 196; Courtney & Smith, p. 62; Fleeman 56.1DA/6; Vancil, p. 123. Bookseller Inventory # D14071