London: G. and J. Offor et al, 1822. A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from their Origin 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. [2 vols, in 3] London, 1822 Printed for G. and J. Offor et al by Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love Lane, Eastcheap. 1028, 1083pp. 11.25 x 9 inches. Frontispiece present in volume one plus 12-page preface, 45-page History of the English Language and 14-page Grammar of the English Tongue.
3/4 leather over brown boards with uniform red leather title pastedowns on spine in gilt. All edges marbled. Moderate wear, leather is drying but remains supple. Marbled endpapers. Minor foxing throughout. Tight binding. Very good.
1822 London edition of Johnson's famous dictionary first published in 1755. This set bound in three volumes with a half title page (not found in first two volumes) bound in front of the third volume with manuscript in pen altering Vol. II to Vol. III. Very Good / None as issued. Item #218