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Johnson, Samuel. 1709 - 1784]. Potter, R[obert. 1721 - 1804]. Pindar
An INQUIRY Into Some PASSAGES In Dr. JOHNSON'S LIVES Of The POETS: Particularly His Observations on Lyric Poetry, and The Odes of Gray
Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, London, 1783. [4], 50 pp. Volume concludes with a verse translation of Pindar's Ninth Pythian ode. Copperplate frontis of Gray, engraved by R. Smith. 4to. A relatively uncommon piece of Johnsoniana, last at auction in 1974. Volume rebacked to style. Bookplate shadow to front paste-down. Period pos [T. Cantley?] to half-title & title page. Usual hint of age-toning to paper. A VG - VG+ copy. Bound in a later maroon half-calf binding with marbled paper boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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