Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language (Two Volumes) In Which the Works are Deduced from Their Originals, Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and An English Grammer. Dublin | Chapel-Street: Thomas Ewing, 1775. Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author. Unpaginated. Thick 4to. Uniformly rebound in full maroon leather with black spine-labels and bronze lettering. Six compartments and five raised bands to spines. Ink owner’s name to title pages, age-toning to page edges, sporadic foxing, faint smoky odor, scuffing to rear board of Vol. II. Bindings tight and sound; overall very good. Leather Bound.
“The present undertaking is very extensive. A dictionary of the English language, however useful, or rather necessary, has never been hitherto attempted with the least degree of success. To explain hard words and terms of art seems to have been the chief purpose of all the former compositions which have borne the title of English dictionaries. Mr. Johnson has extended his views much farther, and has made a very full collection of all the different meanings of each English word, justified by examples from authors of good reputation. When we compare this book with other dictionaries, the merit of its author appears very extraordinary.” – Adam Smith, The Edinburgh Review 1755. (#059559) $425.00 USD
Miller, C.A. Sir John Hawkins: Dr. Johnson’s Friend-Attorney-Executor-Biographer A Reorientation of The Knight, The Lady, and Boswell. Washington DC: Privately Printed, 1955. pp. 39. Royal 8vo. Card covers. (Coffee?) stains to front cover, age-toning to edges, light foxing to first and final pages. Text remains clean and unmarked. Overall, good. Stapled Wraps.
Signed and inscribed by the author on front cover: “To Homer Hilton, Jr., With the regards of C.A. Miller” (#059560) $17.50 USD
Johnson, Samuel; George Birkbeck Hill (Ed.). Lives of the English Poets (Three Volumes) with a brief memoir of Dr. Birkbeck Hill, by his nephew Harold Spencer Scott, M.A., New College, Oxford. New York: Octagon Books, Inc., 1967. pp. xxvii, 487; 440; 568. 8vo. Uniformly bound in burgundy cloth with gilt aperture decoration to front boards and lettering to spines. Light wear to spine ends, age-toning to edges, occasional pencil underlining and marginalia with notations to endpapers of volumes one and three. Faint smoky odor. Overall, good+ to very good. Hardcover.
Originally published in 1779-81 as “Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets”, these volumes contain bibliographic information of 52 poets (most of which were contemporaries of Johnson) including Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and Samuel Butler. (#059561) $100.00 USD
Hill, George Birkbeck (Arranged and Edited). Johnsonian Miscellanies (Two Volumes). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1897. pp. xv, 488; vii, 517. 8vo. Bound in 1/4 brown leather over green cloth. Edgewear, corners bumped, loss to spine ends, minor age-toning, faint smoky odor. Contents clean and unmarked with tight, sound bindings; overall about good. Hardcover. (#059562) $50.00 USD
Earisman, Delbert L. Samuel Johnson’s Satire Submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School in partial fullfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of English. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 1975. pp. vii, 301. 8vo. Navy-blue card covers. Some edgewear and age-toning, a couple of light creases, foxing to fore-edge. Contents remain clean and unmarked, faint smoky odor; good+. Paperback.
Published on demand by University Microfilms – Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. This is an authorized facsimile of the original work produced in 1959. (#059563) $35.00 USD
Tibbetts, Arnold Maclean. The Satire of Samuel Johnson Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in English. Nashville, TN: Indiana University, 1975. pp. 261. 8vo. Navy-blue card covers. Age-toning to spine and page-edges, foxing to fore-edge, pencil notes to first page. Contents remain clean and unmarked, faint smoky odor; good+. Paperback.
Published on demand by University Microfilms – Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. This is an authorized facsimile of the original work produced in 1964. (#059564) $35.00 USD
Siebert, Donald Tate. Samuel Johnson and the Style of Satire A Dissertation Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the University of Virginia in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, 1975. pp. 211. 8vo. Navy-blue card covers. Age-toning to spine and page-edges, a few spots to cover, foxing to fore-edge. Contents remain clean and unmarked, faint smoky odor; good+. Paperback.
Published on demand by University Microfilms – Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. This is an authorized facsimile of the original work produced in 1972. (#059565) $35.00 USD