1992-4 The Letters of Samuel Johnson
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Complete in five volumes.
In the original unclipped dustwrappers.
Volumes II and III are preserved unopened in the original publisher's plastic.
The Hyde Edition.
The letters of the noted literary critic and eighteenth century figure Samuel Johnson.
Johnson is best known for his 'A Dictionary of the English Language', and for being the subject of James Boswell's monumental biography.
He is also known for being a distinguished man of letters, possibly the best letter writer in English history.
Volume I, 1731-1772, illustrated with a frontispiece, and four leaves of plates. Collated, complete.
Volume II, 1773-1776, unopened in the original plastic.
Volume III, 1777-1781, unopened in the original plastic.
Volume IV, 1782-1784, illustrated with a frontispiece, and four leaves of plates. Collated, complete.
Volume V, appendixes and index, illustrated with a frontispiece.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrappers. Volume II and III are unopened in the original plastic. Externally, fine. Dustwrappers with some minor edgewear and a few light marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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