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The first great English dictionary – Jackson Library’s got it covered

Taking you back to a time before spell-check and online dictionaries …

UNCG owns a copy of the most celebrated dictionary in the English language: “A Dictionary of the English Language.” Released by Samuel Johnson in 1755 in two volumes, it was a milestone achievement.

What do you do when the original cover undergoes two restorations – and the weight of the books and their heavy use leaves the treasured dictionary in need of some TLC? It’s UNCG Libraries’ Preservation Department to the rescue. Check out their blog post – with a bunch of before and after pictures.

http://uncgpreservation.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-dictionary-of-english-language-samuel.html