The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical , By Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson.

The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical , By Samuel Johnson

London: printed by John Nichols for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, Etc. 1790. 12mo. Item #015490

The second edition, which is considered the best and most complete and accurate edition which includes an additional fourteen poets, including Johnson which were not in the original 1779-81 edition. Complete in 75 volumes containing all 32 engraved frontispieces, bound in publisher's full tree calf, boards decorated with a gilt roll, flat spines decorated in gilt with red and black morocco spine labels gilt, volumes numbered within a green shield (one volume, shield is brown as is one of its labels) Some joints with splitting but not broken with a few have early repairs, one volume with upper board nearly detached, a couple of other volumes fragile, some volumes with nicks or chips, text clean and bright without foxing. In general, a very good set of this exceedingly scarce and complete work which contains the most famous works of these well known authors of the period; Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, Dryden's Virgil, Gay's Fables, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Thomson's The Seasons, etc.

Price: $2,850.00