Volume I : 268pp. Contents: 13 Chapters; Cowley, Denham, Milton, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Waller, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, Philips, Walsh. Frontis: wood engraving, portrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson. The old rag paper is foxed especially on the ep., the fly title and the title page. A number of two digits is inked on the upper right corner of the ffep. Marbled calf hc., gilt lett. in a red label on spine, as a black circle with a gilt number 1. The leather on the boards is rubbed, the spine's ends and the corners are slightly bumped and torn, two small worm holes appear on the spine. Two pieces of leather [3/4-in x 2/8-in and 1/2-in x 3/8-in] are missing on the back cover. Volume III : 256pp. Contents: 13 Chapters: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay, Granville, Yalden, Tickell, Hammond, Somerville, Savage, Swift, Broome. The rag paper is slightly foxed; no inked notation on it. For the binding, see the description above; but no piece of leather is missing; it is just a very small worm hole on front cover [ 1/16-in diameter]. This volume is in better condition than the volume I. These two books are in real very good condition regarding their old age: 207 years. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 471
Title: The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets ...
Publisher: J. Buckland, C. Barthurst, and T. Davies
Publication Date: 1793
Book Condition: Very Good
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