Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D., During the Last Twenty Years of His Life. HESTER LYNCH PIOZZI.

Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D., During the Last Twenty Years of His Life.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1786.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Courtney & Smith, page 161; Rothschild 1549.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing and early ink marks in the next; very good copy.
Book ID: 23424

Description

8vo, recent quarter calf, marbled paper boards, green morocco label, gilt lettering. Bound without the half-title, the errata leaf or the postscript.

Comments

¶ 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.

Price: $250.00