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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 (Volume 1).

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
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1819
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Half-title: Johnson's dictionary of the English language

Publication/Creation

Philadelphia : Printed and published by James Maxwell, 1819.

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portrait (engraving) ; 28 cm

Edition

First American, from the eleventh London edition. To which are added, Walker's Principles of English pronunciation.

Notes

Second issue of the first American edition
Frontispiece portrait signed: G. Fairman, sculpt. Caption reads: Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. Engraved for the first American edition of Johnson's quarto dictionary published by M. Thomas, Philadelphia, 1818. J. Porter, printer

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Fleeman, J.D. Johnson, 55.4D21b
Shaw & Shoemaker 48381

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This material has been provided by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.), through the Medical Heritage Library. The original may be consulted at the National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

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