The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works. Samuel Johnson.
The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works.

The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works.

Dublin: Messrs. Whitestone, Williams [et al.], 1779-81. First Dublin edition, 3 vols., 8vo, pp. [4], 536; [4], 496; [4], 399; first issue, first state of volume 1(with "partaking his posterity" in line 3 on page 4; with "Milton" for "Butler" in the headline on Q8v and with pp. 143-44 repeated on L1); and first issue of vols. 2 and 3, having title-pp. without the oval vignettes; recent brown morocco backed marbled boards, green morocco labels on spines; good and sound, or better. A reprint of the first and second installment of the Prefaces (i.e. 10 vols., London, 1779-81). Courtney & Smith, p. 141; Fleeman 79.4LP/2a(i) and 79.4LP/6a. Item #23464

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