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Johnson, Samuel, 1709–1784
The lives of the most eminent English poets : with critical observations on their works / by Samuel Johnson ...
A new edition, corrected.
London : Printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan [and 32 others] 1783.
Physical Description:
4 v. : port. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR553 J63 1783 Copy 1
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BEIR Ib55 f779c copy 1: Autograph: Wm. Handyside.
Portrait of Samuel Johnson engraved by Thomas Trotter after Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Signatures: v. 1. a⁴ B-2F⁸ G⁴; v. 2. a² B-2E⁸ F⁴; v. 3. a² B-H⁸ (H6 + *H²) I-2E⁸; v. 4. a² B-2H⁸ 2I⁴ [A]2-[A]⁸ (2I4r signed [A])
Advertisements: [18] p. at end of v. 4.
Subject Terms:
Bathurst, C. -- Publisher.
Buckland, J. -- Publisher.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1783.
Handyside, William -- Autograph.
Morough, Earl of Inchiquin, d. 1808 -- Bookplate.
Poets, English -- Biography.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792 -- Autograph.
Strahan, W. -- Publisher.
Trotter, Thomas, 1756-1803, engraver.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, ill.

  • v. 1. Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret. Doreset. Stepney. Phillips. Walsh.--v. 2. Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison. Hughes. Sheffield.--v. 3. Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond. Somerville. Savage. Swift. Broome.--v. 4. Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A. Philips. West. Collins. Dyer. Shenstone. Young. Mallet. Akenside. Grey. Lyttelton.

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