Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works
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.
Publisher: John Murray
Date Published: 1854
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
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.