Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works

JOHNSON, Samuel

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This is an attractive set of Johnson's most famous work, described as 'the richest, most beautiful, and indeed most perfect, production of Johnson's pen.' (Boswell. Life of Johnson). Johnson's personal recollections, anecdotes and criticisms enrich his biographies of great and lesser known poets while his criticism raised the ire of some vanity press, aristocratic would-be poets.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1854
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Vol. I - 395 p. Vol. II - 444 p. Vol. III - 456 p. 22 cm. Half burgundy leather with marbled paper boards, endpapers and text block edges. 5 raised bands on spines. Spines sunned, edges and corners worn. Textblock pristine and marbled edges crisp. Vol. I title label missing and small stain on part of lowest raised band on spine. Vol. II title label slightly chipped. Vol. III title label chipped. Ink inscription on a front endpaper of vol. I.