JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-1784). A Dictionary of the English Language. London: for J. F. and C. Rivington and others, 1785.
2 volumes, 4to (271 x 207 mm). Half-title to vol.I; engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I dated August 21st 1786. (Light offsetting of frontispiece to title, scant spotting or soiling to a few leaves.) Modern calf antique. Provenance: William and Hannah Watson (signature, family genealogy).
Sixth edition, FIRST QUARTO EDITION, of Johnson's "most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (PMM). ESTC T116655.
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