JOHNSON (SAMUEL) The Works... together with his Life... by Sir John Hawkins, 14 vol., A FINE SET OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, 1787-1788

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JOHNSON (SAMUEL)
The Works... together with his Life... by Sir John Hawkins, 14 vol.

Sold for £ 5,625 (US$ 7,734) inc. premium
JOHNSON (SAMUEL)
The Works... together with his Life... by Sir John Hawkins, 14 vol., engraved portrait, contemporary tree calf, spines in compartments containing decorative gilt roundels, bird tools and morocco labels, 8vo, J. Buckland, J. Rivington [-John Stockdale], 1787-1788

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  • A FINE SET OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Included here are John Stockdale's supplementary Debates in Parliament (volumes 12 and 13), and his scarce fourteenth volume: "This volume appears to be rare. Not the least point of interest is that it reprints in part the Proposals for the edition of Shakespeare which were issued with the Miscellaneous Observations on Macbeth in 1745, and have been recently rediscovered" (Courtney-Nichol Smith). See illustration overleaf.
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