Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their WorksLondon: C. Bathurst, etc. 1781.
First Authorized and Separate Edition. Contemporary mottled calf, expertly recased. A near fine copy of this classic work by Johnson with occasional foxing, but overall a very clean, tight and attractive set. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson in Volume One is in the state with the publisher's imprint (Freeman does not give priority to this point of issue). A celebrated work, intimate and containing recollections and characterizations of many poets with whom Johnson new personally and therefore remains a striking personal account of shared experiences.
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