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Johnson, Samuel

Published by J. Moore, Dublin, 1793
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Boards in leather, w/ marbled paper overlay to covers. partial separation bottom of spine(front) owner name on title page, otherwise very good with minor repair to binding. Dublin-published four volumes in one collection of Samuel Johnson essays on literature, poetic observations and extensive quotes from poets in English and Latin. 461p., five pages of index to individual essays' titles. A few titles: Practice of the Epick Poets; The Necessity and Danger of Looking into Futurity; The Folly of Cards; The Pauses in English Poetry; A Critical Examination of Samson Agonistes, The Criterions of Plagiarism. Reabable and engrossing collection of Dr. Johnson's thoughts on literary questions, various authors, problems of living the good life and philosophical questions of his(and our time). Decent appearing 200+ year-old-leatherbound collectible. Another essay is entitled: Poetry Debased by Mean Expressions, an Example from Shakespeare. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004628

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Publisher: J. Moore, Dublin

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Thus.

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