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Encyclopaedic Dictionary in the Eighteenth Century: Samuel Johnson - A "Dictionary of the English Language" v. 4: Architecture, Arts and Crafts Hardcover – 29 Sep 1997


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The first three chapters describe Johnson's pre-dictionary life, the creation of the dictionary (including citations from Johnson's original Plan ), and his treatment of architectural subjects. Following his original preface, letterpress articles portray architectural subjects using quotations to illustrate words and meanings. Such rich, linguistic

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is NOT Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language 2 Feb. 2005
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This books full title is "The Encyclopedic dictionary in the eighteenth Century: Architecture, Arts and Crafts Volume Four Samuel Johnson A Dictionary of the English Language" This is not the Entire Dictionary of the English Language that Johnson put together.

It is a scholarly study of the Dictionary as it dealt with the arts and Architecture. It does include words and definitions pertaining to the arts and architecture from volume 1 & 2 of the Dictionary. The author of this work is Terence M. Russell, the author of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language is not Terence M. Russell.

If you are looking for the Dictionary of The English Language there is one with the isbn 0742640868. The Full title of Johnson's Dictioary is as follows "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."
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