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Harrison's British Classics Vol.1 Containing Dr. Johnson's Rambler and Lord Lyttelton's Persian Letters

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382 pp. 1785, good. Half leather with marbled boards, printed in double column format, 'The Rambler ' 4 vols. in 1 (436, vii p) and 'The Persian Letters', (81 pp) ,12 engraved plates, The boards are rubbed and the leather spine split, with the exception of two or three loose pages and a couple of closed tears the text is sound and complete. Some brown pages and foxing, but many pages are unmarked, a copy that has worn well.

Samuel Johnson's periodical "The Rambler", was published on Tuesday and Saturday 1750-1752. This book contains editions from March 1750 to March 1752. The Rambler discussed subjects such as morality, literature, society, politics, and religion. Johnson included quotes and ideas in his publication from Renaissance humanists such as Desiderius Erasmus and René Descartes. His writings in The Rambler are considered to be neoclassical. The Rambler was written primarily for the newfound, rising middle-class of the 18th century, who sought social fluency within aristocratic social circles.

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
Harrison's Edition, 1785
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
382
Publisher:
Printed for Harrison and Co. No. 18 Paternoster Row
Title:
Harrison's British Classics Vol.1 Containing Dr. Johnson's Rambler and Lord Lyttelton's Persian Letters

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382 pp. 1785, good. Half leather with marbled boards, printed in double column format, 'The Rambler ' 4 vols. in 1 (436, vii p) and 'The Persian Letters', (81 pp) ,12 engraved plates, The boards are rubbed and the leather spine split, with the exception of two or three loose pages and a couple of closed tears the text is sound and complete. Some brown pages and foxing, but many pages are unmarked, a copy that has worn well.

Samuel Johnson's periodical "The Rambler", was published on Tuesday and Saturday 1750-1752. This book contains editions from March 1750 to March 1752. The Rambler discussed subjects such as morality, literature, society, politics, and religion. Johnson included quotes and ideas in his publication from Renaissance humanists such as Desiderius Erasmus and René Descartes. His writings in The Rambler are considered to be neoclassical. The Rambler was written primarily for the newfound, rising middle-class of the 18th century, who sought social fluency within aristocratic social circles.

Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
Harrison's Edition, 1785
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
382
Publisher:
Printed for Harrison and Co. No. 18 Paternoster Row
Title:
Harrison's British Classics Vol.1 Containing Dr. Johnson's Rambler and Lord Lyttelton's Persian Letters

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