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Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D., During the Last Twenty Years of His Life
London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1786 - 8vo, recent quarter calf, marbled paper boards, green morocco label, gilt lettering. Bound without the half-title, the errata leaf or the postscript. ? 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. Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing and early ink marks in the next; very good copy. Courtney & Smith, page 161; Rothschild 1549 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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