Prefaces, Biographical And Critical, To The Works of the English Poets, complete in 10 volumes

£350.00

Unusual pagination, each poet begins with page 1, approximately 230 – 287 pages, these books (Volumes 1 – 4, 1779, and Volumes 5 – 10, 1781) are the original titles, later publishers reprinted them as The Lives of the English Poets, black and white frontispiece of Samuel Johnson in the first volume, Volume I. Cowley and Waller, Volume II. Milton and Butler, Volume III. Dryden, Volume IV. Denham, Sprat, Roscommon, Rochester, Yalden, Otway, Duke, Dorset, Halifax, Stepney, Walsh, Garth, King, J Philips, Smith, Pomfret and Hughes, Volume V. Addison, Blackmore and Sheffield, Volume VI. Granville, Rowe, Trickell, Congreve, Fenton and Prior, Volume VII. Pope, Volume VIII. Swift, Gay, Broome, Pitt, Parnell, A Philips, and Watts, Volume IX. Savage, Somerville, Thomson, Hammond and Collins and Volume X. Young, Dyer, Mallet, Shenstone, Akenside, Lyttelton, West and Gray

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Author(s) Johnson, Samuel
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Publisher(s) Published by C. Bathurst. J Buckland, W Strahan, J Rivington and Sons, T Davies, T Payne, L Davies, W Owen, B White, S Crowder, T Caslon, T Longman, B Law, E and C Dilly, J Dodsley, H Baldwin, J Wilkie, J Robson, J Johnson, T Cadell, W Davis, and others
Published Date 1779, 1781
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Size 16 x 10 cm
Book Condition Volumes in similar condition, lightly rubbed at spines and with some small chips at head and tails, few small areas of title labels missing, gilt remains mostly bright, boards clean, joints partially cracked but holding firm, all internally clean, in very good condition
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Binding Full tree calf, gilt titles on red leather spine labels, gilt decorated spines,