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Lot 1: 1832 Johnson's Dictionary

Est: $400 AUD - $500 AUDSold:
Sydney Rare Book AuctionsApril 30, 2016Ultimo, Australia

Item Overview


A Dictionary of the English Language in which the words are deduced from their originals and illustrated in their different significations by examples of the best writers to which are prefixed A History of the Language and An English Grammar by Samuel Johnson in Two Volumes. London Printed for Thomas Tegg 1832. Half leather and marbled boards. Rubbed Thick quarto (28 x 23 cms) Portrait of Dr Johnson as the frontspiece to vol 1. Some soiling to the rear of this but not affecting the image. The inner hinges are starting to split but still good. Offsetting to the title page of Vol 1 else very clean internally. Bookplate of G Lowthian Bell affixed to both vols. Complete unabridged edition in over 2000 pages

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Antiquarian, Maps, Boxing, Prints, Australiana and more!

Sydney Rare Book Auctions
April 30, 2016, 01:00 PM AEST

C11/372-428 Wattle Street, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, AU


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