(Early Reference) 2 Vols. Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. London: W. Strahan, [et al.], 1773. "Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author." Tall folio, contemporary or slightly later richly gilt paneled and ornamented full russet calf, gilt spine compartments, inner dentelles gilt, red and black morocco spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers; ocassionally scuffed, corners rubbed, other edge wear, spines expertly repaired - new bands. Light to moderate foxing and minor creasing to title pages and front matter, other scattered light foxing. But a tall, attractive set. Complete with all prefatory material - including the Advertisement and Directions to the binder. Leaf size, 16 1/2 x 9 9/16 inches; 419 x 243 mm.

Freeman 55.4D/4a; Courtney & Smith pages 55-56.
Estimate $400-700

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