A Dictionary of the English Language


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    First Edition.

    43cm x 26cm. 2 volumes. Full leather, rebacked retaining earlier rubbed boards and labels, refurbished corners.

    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. The Paton Collection copy with the bookplates of Skene Library, Mr. Wiliam Agnew Paton (The Century Club, New York), and Stewart Paton. A sturdy and very presentable first edition of one of the landmark works of the English language.

    Small amount of worming to middle of top edge of front endpaper and first 3 leaves of volume 1, and to tail of upper hinge of volume 2. Professionally repaired closed tear to leaf 3A2, a couple of other minor repairs (3M2. Offsetting to preliminaries and occasional toward rear in volume 1, and occasionally throughout volume 2. Occasional marginal watermark to crown fore-edge of volume 2. Light foxing, tanning, and soiling in places, through overall largely clean. Good Condition.

    $18,000.00 AUD

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