London: J. Payne, 1756. Second Edition. Small Octavo, lxi, , 136 pages; VG; bound in brown leather, rebacked with new spine, paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; boards have moderate shelfwear; front gutter repaired with tape; ownership name of R. Churton 1780 on front pastedown; ffep slightly torn; interior clean; shelved case 10.
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Dublin: Printed for Thomas Ewing, 1775. Fourth Edition, revised by the author. thick 4tos., 3 volumes; VG-; bound in tan polished calf, spines paneled with a red and a black label, gilt lettering; moderate bumping and shelfwear to all volumes, including: scratching to boards and spine, some wear on labels, spine edges cracked with some peeling, some fraying, chipping to heads and tails of spine, bending and fraying to corners; front boards have all been blind-stamped in small letters with previous owners name; bookplate on front pastedown of all volumes; small waterstain in volume one on lower fore corner through the fourth leaf of the preface; red label on volume two missing; mild foxing and waving to pages; ffeps of volumes two and three loose; heavy, please contact for shipping; GP consignment; shelved case 9.
London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, T. Payne and Son, W. Owen, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, and 19 others, 1785. Sixth Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; rebacked in 20th century calf, paneled spines, burgundy and green labels with gilt titling, gilt stamping to panels, period boards preserved; some rubbing and wear to boards; Half-title present in volume 1, missing in volume 2; early name in ink to ffeps; with portrait frontispiece to volume I; printed in triple columns; rear leaf of both volumes converted into hand-drawn 'supplement' sheets, for additional words not in the dictionary, although only 3 were ever put in, including 'Zero - a cold below 39 degrees by ??? & snow making'.; JM consignment; shelved case 9.
London: Printed under the inspection of the Literary Association, and sold by John Creswick, and Co. Agents to the Society, 1795. 16mo., viii, 199 pages; VG; bound in period acid-washed calf, rebacked in unsigned gilt tooled calf, brown label with gilt lettering; bookplate to front pastedown; with frontispiece portrait of Johnson; interior clean; Paginated continuously, the second ’volume’ has a separate half-title; shelved case 7.
London: W. Strahan; T. Cadell, 1775. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo, 384pp.; VG; spine tan with six panels; bound in original printers boards; this edition has the six line errata and lack of cancels denoting a second issue; there is a message in pen on page opposing title page dated 1877; three pen marks on title page; text clean with no age marks; spine scratched and worn; corners of boards peeling; GP consignment; shelved case 3.
London: John Murray, 1854. First edition. Set of three octavos in 3/4 leather with marble hardcovers; dark brown spine with gilt and gold letters; moderate soiling or shelf wear; good binding; age-tones paper; text clean; covers periods from 1618 to 1771; shelved above Science; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Printed for T. Longman, &c. 1794. New Edition. Octavos, four volumes; VG; bound in mottled brown calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, red and black labels with gilt lettering; gilt roll to board edges; very slight foxing and age-toning to interiors; frontispiece to volume 1 present; name written in ink to ffeps of all volumes; shelved above England.
London: Robert Jennings, 1816. First edition. Small octavo in 3/4 red marble with brown calf; VG; 7-band embossed spine with gold gilt; minimal soiling on boards; ex-libris bookplate inside front cover; slightly open gutter; front end pages and title page foxed; two facsimile of Dr. Johnson's handwriting in ink pen inscription; Index to first book foxed; text clean; pp. 370; shelved in Case # 3; GP consignment.
London: John Murray, 1854. First edition. Set of three green octavos with gold gilt and black letters in vinyl covers; VG; moderate soiling; ex-libris plate inside front cover; edges dusty and paper slightly faded; text clean; vol. 1 1618-1700; vol. 2 1667-1743; vol. 3 1688-1771; shelved above Nature.
London: J. Buckland, J Rivington et al, 1787. First Collected Edition. 8vo, 11 volumes; VG-; spine and boards full diced calf, spine brown with seven gilt bands with gilt lettering; gilt tooling on board edges, some wear; text clean; some volumes carefully repaired on spines; frontispiece portrait engraved by John Hall; bookplate on front pastedown of each volume, also an inch square sticker in upper left corner; minor staining to text block of volume 3; GP consign; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved above Shakespeare.
London; Edinburgh: William Miller; The Letter Press by James Ballantyne, 1805. Quarto, iii, 197 pages; VG; bound in period blind and gilt calf, newly rebacked with brown leather, paneled spine with a black label and gilt lettering; marbled text block and endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate of the Countess of Beauchamp on the ffep; ownership stamp on sfep; with 4 engraved plates and an engraved headpiece vignette; wide margins; shelved case 7.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Philadelphia: Dobelbower, Key, and Simpson, 1796. First American Edition. 8vo., 464pp., 34pp.; VG; bound in brown cloth, red label on spine with gilt lettering; some shelfwear to boards, including scuffing, scratching, a chip to head of spine, fading to spine; wear to hinges; foxing throughout, including to plates and map; contains all 7 plates, including 1 folded map and frontispiece; PD consign; shelved case 9.