A Dictionary of the English Language; ; in which the Words are Deduced from their Originals and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language and an English Grammar.

London: Printed by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley. 1755. First Edition. Two vols., large folios; unpaginated; title page printed in black and red; dictionary text in two columns. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with six raised bands, black and red labels. Corner of title page neatly mended; another mend to last leaf of first volume; closed tear to one page (O5/BRE-BRI) of first volume; occasional marginalia of an early owner; covers scuffed and with wear to hinges. Item #205734

A milestone not only of English lexicography, but of English literature overall, and among the most enduringly influential works defining an enduringly influential age.

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