The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations of their work. Samuel Johnson.
The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations of their work
The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations of their work
The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations of their work

The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations of their work

London: for C. Bathhurst [et al.], 1781. First authorized and first separate London edition, 4 volumes, 8vo; engraved portrait after Joshua Reynolds; contemporary full calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; upper joint starting on volume I, joints restored on volume IV; light rubbing and wear; all else very good. Originally published as part of the entire set (Lives and Works of the English Poets) of 68 volumes 1779-81, viz. Works 56 vols., Prefaces 10 vols.; Index, 2 vols. This copy with the terminal advertisement leaf in volume IV for the entire set of 68 volumes. There was also a Dublin edition in 3 volumes, 1781. Bookplates of Michael Ernest Sadler, Oxford. Courtney & Smith, p. 141; Chapman & Hazen, p. 159; Fleeman 79.45LP/5. Item #53367

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