A dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals; and illustrated in their different significations, by examples from the best writers: together with a history of the language, and an English grammar.

London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. Three volumes. 4to. Second edition. Volume I with engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson. Contemporary calf, rebacked, covers a bit rubbed; edges of title reinforced, frontispiece offset onto title, otherwise a very good copy. Ownership inscription of Samuel Montgomery in Volume I. Item #11830

The first revision of Johnson's Dictionary in its second printing. Todd (1763-1845), an English clergyman, author and editor, added thousands of new words, updated a number of regional and dialectical variations which had become obsolete, and made important additions to many of Johnson's historical notes. A conscientious editor, Todd was careful not to change Johnson's delightful definitions and examples, which were drawn from contemporary works of literature.

Todd edited a number of other works, including Poetical works of John Milton; The life and writings of John Milton and The works of Edmund Spencer. His numerous original published works include catalogues of English books and manuscripts, historical works and sermons.

Price: $1,500.00

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