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Creator:
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author.
Title(s):

The lives of the English poets : and a criticism on their works / by Samuel Johnson.

Published/Created:
Dublin : Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams, Colles, Wilson, Lynch, Jenkin, Walker, Burnet, Hallhead, Flin, Exshaw, Beatty, and White, MDCCLXXIX-MDCCLXXXI [1779-81]
Physical Description:
3 volumes ; 22 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR553 .J64 1779
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Barbara R. and Richard C. Glowacki, Yale BA 1954
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Three states of the 1st issue of v. 1 exist. The 1st state has a short swelled rule above publication date on t.p.; p. 4, line 3 (leaf B2v) erroneously reads "partaking his posterity" (=prosperity); and the headline on p. 238 (leaf Q8v) erroneously reads "MILTON" for "BUTLER." The 2nd state has a short ornamental dotted rule above date and cancellations for leaves B2 and Q8 correcting readings. The 3rd state has a short ornamental dotted rule above date and corrected readings on leaves B2v and Q8, which are intergal.
Fleeman, J.D. Johnson, 79.4LP/2a(i)
Fleeman, J.D. Johnson, 79.4LP/6a
ESTC, T116665
BEIN Im J637 779g: Volume 1: 1st issue, 3rd state. Volume 2 has 8 extra leaves on Pope, numbered 439*-*454. Autograph: Jn. Smith, 1801.
BEIN 2000 2366: Volume 1: 1st issue, 1st state. Volume 2 has 8 extra leaves on Pope, numbered 439*-*454. Bookplates from Castle-Freke Library and Brackenburn. From the library of Herman W. Liebert.
BEIN 2000 2367: Volume 1: 1st issue, 3rd state. From the library of Herman W. Liebert.
BEIN 2000 2756: Uncut. 24 cm. Lacking v. 2-3. 1st issue, 1st state of t.p., but with p. 238 (leaf Q8v) reading "Butler." From the library of Herman W. Liebert.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary calf. Bookplate: Arthur Henry. Volume 1: 1st state of title page but page 238 reading Butler. Page 245 misnumbered 445. Page 4, line 3 erroneously reads "partaking his posterity" (=prosperity). Volume 2 has 8 extra leaves on Pope, numbered 439*-*454.
Subject Terms:
Beatty, -- Publisher.
Brackenburn -- Bookplate.
Burnet, -- Publisher.
Castle-Freke Library -- Bookplate.
Colles, -- Publisher.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Flin, -- Publisher.
Hallhead, -- Publisher.
Henry, Arthur -- Bookplate.
Jenkin, -- Publisher.
Liebert, Herman W. -- Ownership.
Lynch, -- Publisher.
Poets, English.
Smith, John -- Autograph.
Wilson, -- Publisher.
Contributors:
Exshaw, Edward, -1748, publisher.
Walker, Thomas, active 1770-1805, publisher.
Whitestone, William, -1792, publisher.
White, Luke, bookseller, publisher.
Williams, James, -1786, publisher.
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  • Advertisement ; Cowley ; Waller ; Milton ; Butler ; Dryden ; Denham ; Sprat ; Roscommon ; Rochester ; Yalden ; Otway ; Duke ; Dorset ; Halifax ; Stepney ; Walsh ; Garth ; King ; J. Philips ; Smith ; Pomfret ; Hughes
  • v. 2. Addison ; Blackmore ; Sheffield ; Granville ; Rowe ; Tickell ; Congreve ; Fenton ; Prior ; Pope ; Swift
  • v. 3. Gay ; Broom ; Pitt ; Parnell ; A. Philips ; Watts ; Savage ; Somerville ; Thomson ; Hammond ; Collins ; Young ; Dyer ; Mallet ; Shenstone ; Akenside ; Lyttelton ; West ; Gray.

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