1810 The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: with Critical Observations on their Works
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Leather Binding, Rebound
Early edition of this work, originally published in 1779-81. New edition, corrected. With the original advertisements to the first edition.
Containing a series of short biographies and critical observations of fifty-two prominent poets of the time, including Cowley, Denham, Milton, Butler, Rochester, and more.
Written by famous English writer Samuel Johnson, a very popular and influential work. Complete in three volumes.
Featuring a frontispiece portrait to vol. I.
Rebound in uniform half calf over marbled boards. Externally with shelf wear, front joint vol. I cracked, boards holding firm. Rubbed to joints, extremities of boards, and head and tail of spine. Previous owner's pencil inscriptions to front pastedown pastedown vol. I, previous ownership inscriptions to title page vols. II and III. Internally, firmly bound. Minor staining mark to frontispiece vol. I. Light minor spotting scattered to leaves.
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