A Dictionary of the English Language - Samuel Johnson 1765 - Printed by W. Strahan, London - Third Folio Edition The definitions of over 40,000 words, illustrated with about 114,000 quotations drawn from every field of learning and literature.

A magnificent two volume folio [43x28x18cm] of what is considered ‘the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography’.

‘The preface ranks among Johnson’s finest writings... It is the dictionary itself which justifies Noah Webster’s statement that Johnson’s work “had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics”.’ -
Printing and the Mind of Man.
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