Here is a nice rare and uncommon complete set of an Antique English Dictionary in 5 Volumes by Samuel Johnson for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself!
Not many times that you will see the Samuel Johnson Dictionary being made available with all 5 volumes. These books are 200 years old and are in very good condition for their age.
This set of books will only be offered for a short time thru this distribution channel. If one of you does not acquire them, the books will be heading off to one of our other high end auction houses on online sites that we utilize for our better items to consign for sale. So, if you are seriously interested in acquiring these books before then, please contact us and we can determine a reasonable price for this special book. We all know what happens price wise when special/rare sought after items like this go to a high end auction house, let alone the 25% to 30% buyers premium that has to be paid on top of that. We look forward to hearing from you.
Beautiful complete set of "A Dictionary of the English Language" Written by Samuel Johnson and edited by Reverend H J Todd. The dictionary was printed in 1818 by A Strahan. Printed for Longman Hurst Rees Orme & Brown.
The books have full leather covers. The covering on the spine is pulling away from the rest of the book where meets the spine. Cracking where the covers meet the spine. The pages are in very nice shape. Still very flexible and clean. The pages of our set are in very good shape. Not brittle or coming apart, still have lots of flexibility. Some pencil markings on the blank pages, nothing of any note. Some minor tears in places, but no parts of pages missing that we have identified to date. Wallpaper design on the cut edges of the pages on all 5 volumes. The books were stored well over the years. Some very minor foxing in places.
The books have brown calf leather hardcovers. Cannot say if the set has the original covers or if it has been rebound. The covers are still attached to the spine. Some minor cracking at the hinges, again still secured to the spine. No musty or mildew smell to the books. Some minor watermarks in the books either (See one on the top of the volume 1 title page). The calf leather shows some minor wear and tear. The books still have the finish on the spines and labels that say "Johnson's Dictionary", "Todd" and the volume number and alphabetical range. The pages are all very professionally bound together.
Each book is 11-1/16" tall, by 8.75" across, by approximately 1-7/8" to 2.5" wide. There are in excess of 750 pages in each book. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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