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    First Todd Edition of Johnson's Dictionary

    Samuel Johnson. 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. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818.

    First Todd edition, with numerous corrections and additions by H. J. Todd. Four quarto volumes. Unpaginated.

    Contemporary diced calf with gilt titles and decorations. Engraved frontispiece in Volume I. Light rubbing and scuffing to extremities with some abrading to corners. All edges trimmed, with speckling. Joints cracked. Spines dry with scattered insect damage. Pages mildly toned with minor, occasional foxing. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Text blocks clean and tight. Overall, a very good set.


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