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The lives of the most eminent English poets - Johnson, Samuel - 1783. 
London: for C. Bathurst [et al.], 1783. Third edition, 4 volumes, 8vo; engraved portrait after Joshua Reynolds; slightly later half calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; joints cracked and front cover on vol. 1 loosening; all else very good and clean. "This edition, though almost completely neglected, is the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see" (Courtney & Smith). Chapman & Hazen, p. 159; Courtney & Smith, p. 142; Fleeman 79.4LP/7a.
[Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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