Lot 228 (Books and Maps, 26th September 2017)
JOHNSON, Samuel: 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. In 2 volumes. L, W. Strahan for J. And P. Knapton, et, al., 1755, First Edition. Folio, Double column. Title-pages in red and black. Later full leather with embossed border and five raised bands; Damp staining to the first few pages of vol. 1 and second half of vol. 2. Otherwise a very nice set. (The, first edition was published in April 1755 in a printing of 2000 copies. Courtney & Smith p 54; PMM 201; Rothschild 1237.). (2)
Sold for £3,600
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Auction: Books and Maps, 26th September 2017
25 September 2017 9am - 5pm
26 September 2017 from 9am
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