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J. Merry
The Witticisms, Anecdotes, Jests, and Sayings of Dr. Samuel Johnson
London, Printed for the Editor, 1791 . Leather. London: Printed for the Editor, 1791 . Leather. Very Good. 8" by 5.5". None. A scarce copy of this work by J. Merry on Dr. Samuel Johnson. Rare and sought after - the lighter side of the famous man. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Perhaps his best known work is A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) which had a far-reaching effect on Modern English. With a frontispiece. In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just some minor rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with some occasional foxing. Ink inscription to title page dated 1792. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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