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Johnson, Samuel, 1709–1784
Prefaces biographical and critical to the Works of the English poets / by Samuel Johnson ...
London : Printed by J. Nichols for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Straham [and 33 others] 1779-1781.
Physical Description:
10 v. ; 16 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR553 J63 1779 Copy 1
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
This copy evidently belonged to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Notes by R. W. Chapman on the provenance have been placed in the Object File.
Subsequently published with title: The lives of the most eminent English poets.
Signatures and pagination within the volumes are not continuous so that each preface could be bound into the appropriate volume of the Works of the English poets.
Subject Terms:
Bathurst, C. -- Publisher.
Buckland, J. -- Publisher.
Chapman, R. W. (Robert William), 1881-1960 -- Bookplate.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History.
Holden, H. Granger -- Autograph.
Nichols, J. -- Printer.
Pocock, Lewis, 1808-1882 -- Provenance.
Poets, English -- Biography.
St. John, Mary -- Autograph.
Strahan, W. -- Publisher.

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