The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Edited & abridged by Bertram H. Davis)

By: HAWKINS, Sir John

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Stated first printing of this biography, written by the contemporary and friend of Dr. Johnson, first published in 1787. This modern edition edited, abridged and with an introduction by Johnson scholar Bertram H. Davis. With black & white frontis portrait of Johnson, painted by John Opie. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Green jacket repeats the Opie portrait. --- With a hint of sunning to top edge of cloth, else a sound, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with clipped flap, a few small tears; otherwise in nice shape and in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxx, 341 pages

Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Edited & abridged by Bertram H. Davis)

Author Name: HAWKINS, Sir John

Categories: >>Writers, Writing & Literary Criticism, >>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

Stock No.: 79140