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SAMUEL JOHNSON'S WORKS. Leather Library Set. Printed in 1810 by  Samuel Johnson - 1810 - from Merchants Rare Books (SKU: 2036)

SAMUEL JOHNSON'S WORKS. Leather Library Set. Printed in 1810

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SAMUEL JOHNSON'S WORKS. Leather Library Set. Printed in 1810: Complete in 12 volumes

by Johnson, Samuel

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London: Luke Hansard, et al... For J. Nichols, et al..., 1810. With an essay on his life and genius by Arthur Murphy. Engraved frontis after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Bound in full calf leather bindings. Gilded spines. Raised hubs. Elaborate gilded framing and tooling on the covers. marbled edges and end papers. Printed on thick quality paper. Wide margins. 9.25 inches tall. Roughly 14.5 inches of shelf space. In excellent condition. Very fresh and well preserved, the leather is very supple, hinges all strongly attached, although there is some starting that has been arcivally sealed, no risk of dismemberment. Some light general rubs/wear. Printed on quality paper that is fresh and bright, some minimal foxing, but more prevalent upfront. No writing. Early bookplate. Bound in the highest quality, full calf leather bindings. These display beautifully.

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Bookseller
Merchants Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2036
Title
SAMUEL JOHNSON'S WORKS. Leather Library Set. Printed in 1810
Author
Johnson, Samuel
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Luke Hansard, et al... For J. Nichols, et al...
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1810
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Merchants Rare Books, established in 2003, buys and sells rare and antiquarian books, with an emphasis on first editions and fine antiquarian sets from the 17th - 19th centuries.

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bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]

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