Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 68

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 8,000
Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)
A Dictionary of the English Language.

London: Printed by W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton et alia, 1755.

First edition, two folio volumes, title pages printed in red and black; the set bound in full contemporary uniform speckled calf, expertly rebacked, corners repaired; ex libris William Robinson with inscriptions dated 1807 in each volume presenting the set to Chappell Woodhouse (1780-1815), with his engraved armorial bookplates in both; a nicely preserved set with one very limited area of minor worming affecting a few blank margins in the first volume, 16 1/4 x 10 in.

ESTC T117231; Alston V 177.

Ex libris Christopher Clark Geest (1936-2023)