Dr. Johnson and Noah Webster: Two Men & Their Dictionaries. David Littlejohn.

Dr. Johnson and Noah Webster: Two Men & Their Dictionaries

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1971. 1st. Hardcover. Limited Edition of 500 copies. 4to. 86pp. Designed and printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. Illustrated with a matched pair of original leaves from A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, A.M. (1755), and An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster, LL.D. (1828). Blue paper boards with gold decoration on front & back covers; blue cloth spine with terra cotta leather & gilt title label. 4pp prospectus laid in. A near fine copy (front board slightly splayed). Item #13627

"The two leaves in each copy of this leaf book cover the same part of the alphabet so the reader may compare the treatment of some of the same words. The text provides an interesting cmparison of two of the great lexicographers of the English language." - BCC 139. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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