JOHNSON, S. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. With Observations on their Works. A New Ed., Corrected. Lond., 1794. 4 vols. (2), 436; vi, 431; (4), 409, (3); (4), 452 pp. W. engr. front. portr. of the author. Cont. tree cf. binds., skilfully rebacked, spines raised in compartments w. red and green labels, marbled endpapers. (Binds. a bit worn/chafed in places, some foxing to portr., but a good set).The Lives, which were critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and they were longer and more detailed than originally expected.
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