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Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784) A Dictionary of the English Language. Two large folio volumes, title pages printed in red and black, rebound in matching modern calf decorated in period style, some spotting to contents, 16 1/4 x 10 in. (2) London: for J. & P. Knapton et alia, 1755.
First edition; Johnson's magnum opus required seven years of single-handed work and research and is lauded as a singular achievement in English-language lexicography. Alston V 177; ESTC T117231; PMM 201.
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