A Dictionary of the English Language In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are Found.


A fairly scarce edition of Chalmer's extensively revised text of Johnson's famous dictionary. Bound in full leather boards - front cover completely detached, splits to the spine, but stitching still holding, and some wear to the boards/board extremities - the covers need some TLC. Internally there is a lot of browning/foxing to the endpapers front and back, o/w the text block is very good and clean, with just the odd spot here and there. A former owner's name and date in pencil on the second free endpaper, can be erased If desired? Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's Corrected and Enlarged Quarto Edition, by Alexander Chalmers, F. S. A. Opposite the Title page is an advertisement stating that "This volume contains every word in Mr. Todd's edition of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary; and above Fourteen Thousand more than were given in Dr. Johnson's Abridgement. The whole forms the most extensive vocabulary ever published, and, in consequence of the additions introduced by Mr. Todd, it becomes a complete glossary of the early English writers." . The book really needs rebacking due to the covers/spine - but is overall good, and internally most is very good - This edition is scarce. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: A Dictionary of the English Language In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are Found.

Author Name: Johnson Samuel (Abridged From The Rev. H. J. Todd's ...edition by Alexander Chalmers)

Categories: Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier, Dictionaries. Grammars. Language(s), Education,

Edition: Unknown but probably the Ist Edition in this form?

Publisher: London, C. and J. Rivington; J. Scatcherd; J. Cuthell; J. Nunn, Et Al,: 1820

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114904

Keywords: A Dictionary Of The English Language In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals, And Authorised By The Names Of The Writers In Whose Works They Are Found. JOHNSON Samuel (abridged From The Rev. H.J. Todd's ...edition By Alexander CHALMERS) 1820. Abridged From The Rev. H. J. Todd's Corrected And Enlarged Quarto Edition, By Alexander Chalmers, F. S. A. Opposite The Title Page Is An Advertisement Stating That "this Volume Contains Every Word In Mr. Todd's Edition Of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary; & Above Fourteen Thousand More Than Were Given In Dr. Johnson's Abridgement. The Whole Forms The Most Extensive Vocabulary Ever Published,& In Consequence Of The Additions Introduced By Mr. Todd, It Becomes A Complete Glossary Of The Early English Writers