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A Dictionary of the English Language in which the words are deduced from the 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.

By: JOHNSON, Samuel

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Longman: 1990

Seller ID: 24296


Facsimile of the first edition of 1755. In two volumes: A-K & L-Z. Folio, [1160]pp each volume, two-colour titles, printed on laid acid-free paper. Full maroon faux leather, foil-blocked on old gold and dark green, silk head and tail-bands, edges sprinkled. In the publisher's slipcase, and with the inserted booklet containing 'The Genesis of Johnson's Dictionary' by Dr J.D. Freeman & 'The Lexicographic Achievement of Johnson' by Dr Brian O'Kill - but lacking the facsimil... View more info

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The Observer's Pocket Series - Numbers 1 to 34.

By: Observer's Books:

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne: 1952

Seller ID: 35502


Various printings. All numbers in cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrappers. The wrappers are all in very good condition, although each one has a tape stain to the fore-edge of both blurb-flaps from a previous covering (some of these have offset to the facing endpaper), and the spine of #18 has faded almost completely. Each issue has an inked name-stamp of the previous owner. These are very good clean copies. ***[1] Birds. [2] Wildflowers. [3] Butterflies. [4] ... View more info

The Reader's Companion to Twentieth Century Writers.

By: PARKER, Peter (editor).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate/Helicon: 1995

Seller ID: 26769


Thick octavo. xvi, 825pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

The Cambridge Guide to English Literature.

By: STAPLETON, Michael.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press/Newnes Books: 1983

Seller ID: 26768


Small thick 4to. xi, 992pp. Illustrated in black and white. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Minor bumps on corners, tape residue on free endpapers, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Meaning of Everything.

By: WINCHESTER, Simon.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 22388


260pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info