DescriptionSamuel Johnson. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. London: C. Bathurst, [et al.], 1781. First separate edition.
More Information: Samuel Johnson. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. With Critical Observations on Their Works. London: C. Bathurst, [et al.], 1781. First separate edition. Four octavo volumes. Frontispiece portrait of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mottled calf boards handsomely rebacked in contemporary style with gilt-stamped green labels. Boards lightly rubbed with discoloration near repaired joints, edges worn, some corners bumped, top stain faded, faint foxing throughout, pastedowns replaced and hinges reinforced. Very Good.
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