History of Rasselas: Prince of Abyssinia

By: JOHNSON, Samuel (author); HILL, George Birbeck (editor)

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A 1931 impression, first published by Oxford in 1887. It is said that Dr. Johnson's allegorical tale was written in only one week, with the intention of helping Johnson pay for his mother's funeral. It was first published in 1759. Includes a 34-page introduction and Johnson biographical section at the front of the volume by George Birbeck Hill. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards w/Oxford University Press cover colophon and discreet spine titling, both in gilt. --- Water spotting to spine, prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, else a firm, bright copy. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 203 pages

Title: History of Rasselas: Prince of Abyssinia

Author Name: JOHNSON, Samuel (author); HILL, George Birbeck (editor)

Categories: >>Classic Fiction, Literature,

Publisher: London, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Stock No.: 78734