Freeman's Auction
(Early Reference) 2 Vols. Webster, Noah. An American Dictionary of the English Language. New York: S. Converse, 1828. First edition. 4to, original cloth-backed boards; dust soiled, edges heavily worn, some blistering to boards, cloth spine of vol. 1 fraying and detaching, cloth of vol. 2 spine a little frayed at ends but intact. Frontispiece portrait, tissue guard. Frontispiece detached, moderately toned and foxed, fore edge-side blank margin of portrait often dampstained, minor damp spotting to title pages and front blanks, internally generally clean - scattered light foxing, a few quires lightly toned. Untrimmed, leaf size 12 x 9 1/2 inches; 304 x 240 mm, or slightly smaller. With separately issued 4to "Advertisement" leaf, distinct from the "advertisement" comprising leaves G3 and G4 of vol. 1, and showing no thread holes.

The first edition of the first unabridged American dictionary of the English language.

Sabin 102335

Estimate $5,000-8,000


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