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The Lives of the Most Eminent Poets

With Critical Observations on their Works

By Samuel Johnson

1824 - London - Thomas Tegg, G. Offor, G. and J. Robinson et al

8.5" by 5.5"; (vi) 459, 410, 389pp.



DETAILS

A highly attractive set of Johnson's famous and influential work, comprising the biographies of 52 poets.

Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most important: John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray.

The Lives, which are critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and they were quite a bit larger than originally anticipated. As Johnson justified in the advertisement for the work, "my purpose was only to have allotted to every Poet an Advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character."

However, he did not limit himself to a dry series of dates and biography, but created a series of Lives with, according to his 1783 edition Preface, the honest intention of giving pleasure.

With the bookplate of one T. U. Cooper to the front pastedown of each volume

Complete in three volumes.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings with intricate tooling to boards. Externally, smart with some shelfwear to the extremities and small marks to the boards. Spines are slightly faded. Internally, firmly bound. Some minor scattered spotting throughout but pages are otherwise clean and generally bright. Very slight loss tofront free endpaper and blank of volume one. Neat ink initials to recto of each front free endpaper.

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