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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - A Tale

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $124.95

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 "Rasselas." The author is said to have written 'The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale' in only one week to help pay the costs of ... 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; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it... View more info