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Lot 0288
Heading: (Johnson, Samuel)
Author: Piozzi. Hester Lynch
Title: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D., During the Last Twenty Years of His Life.
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed for T. Cadell
Date Published: 1786
Description:


viii, 306 pp. Bound without the half-title, the errata leaf or the postscript. (8vo) 17.5x10 cm (7x4") recent quarter calf and marbled paper boards, green morocco spine label, gilt lettering. First Edition.





Mrs. Piozzi's account of her friendship with Samuel Johnson, laced with anecdotes, which she completed in Italy upon being informed of Johnson's death. In addition to her memories of times with Johnson, Anecdotes includes 24 poems by Johnson which he wrote to her in correspondence or which she transcribed from their conversations.



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Wear and rubbing to boards; darkening to endpapers, corner chips to blank at rear, interior otherwise solid; very good.

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Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson 1786

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