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The Idler By The Author of The Rambler with Additional Essays in Two Volumes Volume the Second

By: (Johnson, Samuel et al)

Price: £16.50

Publisher: J Hodges, W Millar, R Tonson et al: 1790

Seller ID: 16508

Condition: Fair


Sixth edition. Volume II only. 247pp, hand made and hand cut paper. Marbled paper covered boards, worn to the edges and lacking the spine cover. The title page and contents are present, but the book has been bound without pp 1-12, so that the first complete Number is 56, otherwise this volume is complete, with the three Additional Essays. A suitable 'reading copy'. View more info

Johnson Agonistes and Other Essays

By: Bertrand H Bronson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16496

Condition: Fine


156pp, complete dustjacket sun darkened to the edges and spine. Internally very clean. Three essays on Johnson Agonistes, Boswell's Boswell and Johnson's 'Irene' , originally printed in 'The University of California Publications in English'. View more info

Obiter Dicta First and Second Series Complete

By: Birrell, Augustine

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Duckworth: 1910

Seller ID: 14507

Condition: Very Good


326pp, blue cloth covered boards with a little wear to top of spine. Internally clean. First and second series of essays complete - includes, Pope, Dr Johnson, Burke, Lamb, Emerson etc View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson LLD Volume One

By: Boswell, James

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Dent: 1907

Seller ID: 7405

Condition: Very Good


Everyman edition. The first volume of two. 638pp, light blue cloth covered boards, now a little darkened with age, with gilt ornament to spine. Decorated title pages and endpapers. Includes Introduction and Chronological Table. This volume goes to 1776, when Dr Johnson was aged 67. View more info

A Shorter Boswell

By: Boswell, James and Bailey, John (ed)

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Nelson: 1932

Seller ID: 16510

Condition: Very Good


Edited and with an Introduction by John Bailey. 256pp with blue cloth covered boards with gilt title. Frontispiece illustration. School ownership stamps to innner board, a couple of small foxmarks to foredge, otherwise internally clean. 195 extracts from Boswell's Life of Dr Samuel Johnson - part of the Teaching of English series. View more info

The New Rambler Journal of the Johnson Society of London 2002-2003

By: Bundock, Michael (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Johnson Society of London: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11424

ISBN: 00286540

Condition: Fine


Tall format. 77pp, soft covers. A clean copy. Papers on SJ and the law, SJ and John Wesley, Antipathy of Mason, Gray Walpole and SJ, Erasmus Darwin, SJ and teachers etc View more info

The New Rambler Journal of the Johnson Society of London 2003-2004

By: Bundock, Michael (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Johnson Society of London: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11425

ISBN: 00286540

Condition: Fine


Tall format. 82pp, soft covers. A clean copy. Papers on SJ's Criticism. Francis Barber, John Nichols, Dr Richard WIlkes, Anna Seward and SJ and public sculpture View more info

The New Rambler Journal of the Johnson Society of London 2000-2001

By: Bundock, Michael (ed) Beryl Bainbridge et al

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Johnson Society of London: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11422

ISBN: 00286540

Condition: Fine


Tall format. 93pp, soft covers. A clean copy. Papers on Prizefighting, Johnson's Milton, Elizabeth Carter & Catherine Talbot, Mrs Piozzi and SJ and his Physicians View more info

The New Rambler Journal of the Johnson Society of London 1998- 1999

By: Bundock, Michael (ed) Frank Delaney et al

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Johnson Society of London: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11420

ISBN: 00286540

Condition: Fine


Tall format. 74pp, soft covers. A clean copy. Papers on Johnson & Economics, the Devout Dr Johnson, C18 Readers, Fanny Burney, Charlotte Smith etc View more info

The New Rambler Journal of the Johnson Society of London 1997-1998

By: Bundock, Michael (ed) P D James et al

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Johnson Society of London: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11419

ISBN: 00286540

Condition: Fine


Tall format. 76pp, soft covers. A clean copy. Papers on Dr Fleeman's Bibliography, Sarah Fielding, Despair and its Antidotes, SJ and Politics, SJ and the Imagination, Goldsmith and SJ View more info

James Boswell 1740 - 1795 The Scottish Perspective

By: Craik, Roger

Price: £9.50

Publisher: HMSO: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16495

ISBN: 0114942269

Condition: Fine


Tall format, heavy softback of 196pp, with illustrated laminated softback covers. B + w illustrations. A clean, tight copy. A biography of the traveller, and biographer of Doctor Johnson from the viewpoint of his Scottish background. View more info

The Transactions of the Johnson Society 2001

By: Dudley, John (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Johnson Society: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11412

ISBN: 03065375

Condition: As New


60pp, illustrated card covers. A clean copy. Articles by Frank Delaney 'The Presence of Dr Johnson', Graham Nicholls' Johnson reads for the Dictionary' Denis Gibbs 'Sir John Floyer', ' S J and the Stanhope Family' View more info

The Transactions of the Johnson Society 2002

By: Dudley, John (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Johnson Society: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11413

ISBN: 03065375

Condition: As New


60pp, illustrated card covers. A clean copy. Articles by Adam Sisman ' Dr Johnson's Second Wife', Ian McIntyre' Johnson and Garrick' Kenneth Bowe 'A Famous Argument' View more info

The Transactions of the Johnson Society 2003

By: Dudley, John (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Johnson Society: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11418

ISBN: 03065375

Condition: As New


58pp, illustrated card covers. A clean copy. Articles by John Sergeant 'Dr Johnson the Journalist', Vanessa Collingridge 'Captain Cook' Denis Gibbs '2 Views of Lichfield', Philip Spinks 'Why a hatred for Sir John Pringle?', Martha Ross Smith 'The Whitehallls of Pipe Rideware' and Very Rev Dr Arnold S. Matthew's Day Sermon' View more info

Dr Johnson & Mr Savage

By: Holmes, Richard

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1994

Seller ID: 8002

ISBN: 0006548245

Condition: Fine


260pp. A very clean, tight copy. The story of the friendship between the young Dr Johnson and the poet and convicted murderer Richard Savage. View more info

Shorter Novels Eighteenth Century Rasselas The Castle of Otranto Vathek

By: Johnson, Samuel and Walpole, Horace and Beckford, William

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Dent: 1948

Seller ID: 16100

Condition: Very Good


Everyman edition. 306pp. red cloth covered boards. Introduction and Notes by Philip Henderson. Internally clean. Three 18th century novels by Dr Johnson, Horace Walpole and William Beckford. View more info

English Critical Essays Sixteenth Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

By: Jones, Edmund D

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12260

Condition: Good


Pocket sized World's Classics edition. 460pp, green cloth covered boards. Original owner's name to flyleaf, extensive pencil notes. Essays by Sidney, Ben Jonson, Milton, Pope, Dr Johnson etc View more info

English Critical Essays Sixteenth Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

By: Jones, Edmund D

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1924

Seller ID: 12261

Condition: Good


Pocket sized World's Classics edition. 460pp, green cloth covered boards. Original owner's name to flyleaf, ink notes to essays by Milton and Dryden, otherwise clean. Essays by Sidney, Ben Jonson, Pope, Dr Johnson etc View more info

Samuel Johnson A Biography

By: Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Cassell: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16511

Condition: Very Good


502pp, illustrated dustjacket with a little wear to the ends of the spine. 13 pages of b + w illustrations, including a fold out page of the Dictionary. Previous owner's bookplate under the front turnover flap, otherwise internally very clean. A readable and scholarly account of Johnson's life, character and work View more info

Purely For Pleasure

By: Lane, Margaret

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11489

Condition: Very Good


234pp, dustjacket a little rubbed to edges. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, a few light spots of foxing to foredge, othewise clean. Essays on Austen, Johnson, Dickens, Mrs Gaskell, Beatrix Pottrer etc. View more info