1933-52 Johnson's England: An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age
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Early Edition, First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Reprint of vol. I in the unclipped dust wrapper and first edition of vol II without the dust wrapper.
Containing a series of contributions descriptive of the England that "dr Johnson knew: its institutions - the Church, the Army and Navy, the Law; its painting, building, furniture, sculpture and music; its achievements in industry and exploration and science and farming; its newspaper, bookshops, coffee-houses, theatres, inns, turnpikes, prisons, hospitals", &c. [from front fly leaf]
Edited by A S Turberville. With frontispiece portrait and further illustrations.
In the original publisher's uniform full cloth bindings. Vol I externally very smart with only light bumping to head and tail of spine; Vol II with light bumping to head and tail of spine and damp marking affecting boards. Dust wrapper unclipped and sound with light chipping to head of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean.
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