Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale.

Johnson, Samuel

Published by S. Andrus & Son, 1852
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This is a VG hardcover 1852 Andrus edition in gray embossed cloth binding with gold stamping and spine lettering, a very nice copy, a.e.g., no DJ. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, often abbreviated to Rasselas, is an apologue about happiness by Samuel Johnson. The book's original working title was "The Choice of Life".[1] He wrote the piece to help support his seriously ill mother with an intended completion date of January 22, 1759 (the eve of his mother's death).[1] The book was first published in April 1759 in England. Johnson is believed to have received a total of £75 for the copyright. The first American edition followed in 1768. The title page of this edition carried a quotation, inserted by the publisher Robert Bell, from La Rochefoucauld: "The labour or Exercise of the Body, freeth Man from the Pains of the Mind; and this constitutes the Happiness of the Poor".[1] Johnson was influenced by the vogue for exotic locations. He had translated A Voyage to Abyssinia by Jeronimo Lobo in 1735 and used it as the basis for what was described as a "philosophical romance". Ten years prior to writing Rasselas he published "The Vanity of Human Wishes" in which he describes the inevitable defeat of worldly ambition. It was considered by early readers as a work of philosophical and practical importance and critics often remark on the difficulty of classifying Rasselas as a novel.[1] Johnson was a staunch opponent of slavery, revered by abolitionists, and Rasselas became a name adopted by emancipated slaves.(Thanks to Wikipedia). Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale.
Publisher: S. Andrus & Son
Publication Date: 1852
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1852 Edition.

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