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The Lives of the Poets by Dr Johnson - Volumes 1 & 2 [c.1826]

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Product description

Two complete volumes published in about 1826 (undated) by J F Dove. Half-leather boards with marbled board, 4 spine bands with gilt decoration and lettering on the spine. Illustrated title page and frontispiece

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81) is a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death.

Each volume has an inscription in the front reading: '.... Merrick, 1837'.

In fair condition only, there is wear and damage to covers with splits along the spine. The front and rear end papers have many scribbles by a child in both pen and pencil. Some corners of the pages have been folded over. However the internal pages are in a good clean condition and the bindings are sound. Overall in reasonable condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Dr Johnson
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
8 cm by 13 cm
Edition:
Around 1826
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
836
Publisher:
J F Dove
Title:
The Lives of the Poets

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Two complete volumes published in about 1826 (undated) by J F Dove. Half-leather boards with marbled board, 4 spine bands with gilt decoration and lettering on the spine. Illustrated title page and frontispiece

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81) is a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death.

Each volume has an inscription in the front reading: '.... Merrick, 1837'.

In fair condition only, there is wear and damage to covers with splits along the spine. The front and rear end papers have many scribbles by a child in both pen and pencil. Some corners of the pages have been folded over. However the internal pages are in a good clean condition and the bindings are sound. Overall in reasonable condition.

Author(s):
Dr Johnson
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
8 cm by 13 cm
Edition:
Around 1826
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
836
Publisher:
J F Dove
Title:
The Lives of the Poets

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