The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: with Critical Observations on Their Works. Set of 4 volumes

By: Johnson, Samuel

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Samuel Johnson undertook work on these volumes in 1777 at the request of a number of booksellers and they were published initially over a period of three years (1779-81). This edition is the first one published as a separate English edition.

Title: The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: with Critical Observations on Their Works. Set of 4 volumes

Author: Johnson, Samuel

Illustrator: Engraved portrait of Johnson as frontis to Vol. I

Categories: Poetry, Literature-British,

Edition: First Separate English Edition

Publisher: London, C. Bathurst et al.,: 1781

Binding: Full tree calf with black labels & gilt to spine

Condition: Expertly rebacked leather spines, edges scuffed,and top of spine frayed, some worm hole in Vol. 4 and inner hinge in Vol I. Iinterior good to very good

Size: 8vo.

Inventory Number: 7996