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    Sale 2457 | Lot 180
    Price Realized: $4,160With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2457 Lot 180

      JOHNSON, SAMUEL. A Dictionary of the English Language. 2 volumes. Folio, 439x266 mm, modern 1/2 tan calf with red morocco lettering pieces; occasional toning, intermittent marginal dampstaining mainly along top edges, Volume 1 title and next leaf trimmed and remargined, restoration in blank lower margin of the 2 leaves after that, dampstain and widening hole through center of gatherings 2F-2H causing some text loss, ink stains on 7Z1 oxidized with resulting hole affecting text, repaired clean tear in 7Z2, small piece torn from blank upper margin of last leaf, Volume 2 title remargined at bottom with imprint apparently supplied from another copy, blank lower outer corner off 16O2 and 19D1, repaired clean tear across 23U2. wide-margined set. London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton et al., 1755

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      first edition, limited to 2000 copies, of Johnson's magnum opus; second state of 19D2v. Courtney & Nichol Smith, page 54; Printing and the Mind of Man 201; Rothschild 1237.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,160