The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works. Vols. I - IV
Johnson's Lives contains the most important English poets up to and including his own time, featuring Abraham Cowley, John Milton, Thomas Otway, John Dryden, William Congrieve, Jonathon Swift, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray and many more. Part biography and part literary criticism, the work of the opinionated Johnson still makes for good reading today.
Publisher: C. Bathurst et al
Date Published: 1781
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 4 vols.: vii, 480; 471; 462; iii, 503, 16 p. 23 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Johnson in vol. I. Full leather wrapped in mylar (removed for photo). Spines replaced with originals overlaid. Corners worn, some wear to edges. Lower spine labels chipped off vols. 2 & 4 and some chipping to remaining labels. Rear free endpaper torn out in vol. I. Occasional foxing but overall clean.