Dr. Samuel Johnson Collected Works 1840 American huge 2 vol. edition setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Literature, Samuel Johnson, Collected Works).
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D with an Essay on His Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy.
1st American edition published 1840, New York by Alexander V. Blake.
2 volumes. 570, 699 pages. Text in English. Large monumental set. With 1841 owners inscription- Nathaniel Taylor, Yale College.
Publisher's decorative cloth bindings, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial spine decorations, embossed cover designs.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, joints with some cloth splitting, scuffed, still remains overall attractive as an object, cloth mostly clean, gilt is bright.
Text block paper is heavily toned, light to moderate small scattered age spotting, internally tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 10 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W.