London: C. Bathhurst, J. Buckland, W.Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T.Davies, T.Payne, L. Davies. 1781.
Full leather. Four volumes. First edition. Thick octavo. Samuel Johnson, The Lives Of The Most Eminent English Poets; with critical obersvations on their works. Extra illustrated with full page portrait and architecture illustrations. Handsomely bound in full morocco, covers triple gilt ruled, spine gilt motif in compartments with five raised bands, gilt tile, all edges gilt, marbled decorative endpaper, trimmed gilt turn-ins. A splendid first edition. Fine. Item #1007