Very Good. Item #5838
Terre Haute: Dictionary Society of North America, 1984. Stated First Printing. Octavo; 97pp. Portrait frontis. Maroon grained leatherette-covered boards with gilt border and lettering. Covers very faintly shelfworn, but sturdy and square with no bumps or marks. Gilt titling a but dulled. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Selected bibliography of books surrounding Johnson's dictionary, including criticism and commentary by contemporaries, works illustrating his methods, and books known to have been used by him during compilation, with excerpts from each volume listed. Published to commemorate both the anniversary of Johnson's death (1784) and the tenth anniversary (1985) of the Dictionary Society of North America.
This copy from the personal library of language writer and journalist William Safire, with no ownership markings. Somewhat less common in hardcover.