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. To which are prefixed, a history of the language and an English grammar

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London: printed by W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton [et al.], 1755. Second edition, 2 volumes, folio, 20th-century full calf, gilt-paneled spines in 7 compartments, red and black morocco labels in 2; the first title page laid down and with loss to the top of the word 'Dictionary' as well as partial loss to the name 'Hinton' in the imprint; title page to the second volume neatly reinserted; lacks leaf 15D2 in volume II; tears in 16C2 and 25K1; the History of the English Language, ordinarily bound in volume I is here bound into volume II; all else very good and sound. The second edition is virtually identical to the first, except that the words "second edition" have been added to the title pages and volume II is dated 1756. Alston V, 178; Courtney & Nicol Smith, p. 54; see Grolier, English 100, 50 and Printing and the Mind of Man, 201.


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