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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - A Tale

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $124.99

Publisher: London, printed for H. D. Symonds: 1792

Seller ID: 38892

Condition: Very Good-


105, [3, blank] & plate pages; Contemporary full sheepskin, decoratively sprinkled. Flat spine, appears to have been rehinged at some point. Spine is cracking and fragile; the front cover has irregular "channels" of missing leather, perhaps insect damage. Engraved frontispiece, specifically for this H. D. Symonds edition, dated December 14, 1792 -- a date which is probably safe to assume as publication date for this undated edition of Johnson's popular "Ras... View more info

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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia A Tale

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $149.99

Publisher: Hartford, Printed and Sold by Oliver D. Cooke... Lincoln & Gleason, printers: 1803

Seller ID: 41574

Condition: Very Good


177 & [1, ad] pages; Modern half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, flat spine "paneled" by pairs of rules separating a row of ornaments - all impressed in blind, title, author and date lettered in gilt directly in the usual panels. Modern endpapers. The original initial and terminal blank leaves are retained within the handsome new binding of this copy -- (the terminal blank is logically the last leat of the final gathering, as [P6]). No marks of ownersh... View more info

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PRAYERS COMPOSED BY DOCTOR SAMUEL JOHNSON

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Golden Eagle Press: 1937

Seller ID: 41353

Condition: Near Fine


The initial VP on first blank, otherwise clean and secure in original binding of Japanese vellum over brown boards. Housed in original cream coloured slipcase rubbed at lower edge and missing a 1" piece at top edge. Printed on Charles I hand made paper from type set in Dutch old style known as Janson. It has been embellished with ornate text and mediaeval types of Frederick W. Goudy. The limitation consists of 418 copies of which this is Number 85. OCLC: 857085802;... View more info

Image for SELECT BRITISH CLASSICKS in Eight Volumes [ Harrison's British Classics ] Including: The Spectator; The Rambler; The World; The Adventurer and Shenstone's Essays; The Guardian & Temple's Sketches; The Connoisseur & Dialogues of the Dead; The Idler, Fitzosborne's Letters, The Lover

SELECT BRITISH CLASSICKS in Eight Volumes [ Harrison's British Classics ] Including: The Spectator; The Rambler; The World; The Adventurer and Shenstone's Essays; The Guardian & Temple's Sketches; The Connoisseur & Dialogues of the Dead; The Idler, Fitzosborne's Letters, The Lover

By: Johnson, Samuel ; Sir Richard Steele; Joseph Addison; Adam Fitz-Adam; et al.

Price: $474.94

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Walker / Harrison and Company: 1793

Seller ID: 40305

Condition: Very Good


Harrison's Collection; Contents are clean and tight in handsome contemporary binding of quarter navy blue calf over marbled boards with densely patterned gilt stamping at spines, red leather title labels with gilt lettering; all edges marbled. Several engraved illustrations. OCLC Number: 21867555 All volumes in very good condition with minor rubbing at extremities (minor loss at top of a couple volumes) and some scattered crazing at spines (not very noticeable due t... View more info