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3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00 AMCalender
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Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784) Facsimile Edition of A Dictionary of the English Language.

$246$200
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784) Facsimile Edition of A Dictionary of the English Language. London: Longman, 1990. Two folio volumes bound in full bonded red leather, housed in the publisher's slipcase, and accompanied by the two pamphlets: Fleeman's The Genesis of Johnson's Dictionary, and a facsimile of the original prospectus for the work, The Plan of a Dictionary; a photographic actual-size facsimile, based on the first edition of 1755. (2)
Estimate $200-300

White paint overspray to exterior of slipcase, and to a lesser degree to the spines.


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