Provenance: Charles Hamilton, 9 December 1976, lot 182." /> [HANCOCK, John]. [JOHNSON, Samuel]. <I>The Rambler. Volume the First</I>. London: J. Payne, 1752. 12mo, 1 vol (only, of 6), contemporary gilt-ruled calf (rubbed, front cover detached). JOHN HANCOCK'S COPY, signed in ink at the top of title-page: "JnHancock 1757," with flourish beneath the name. A small chip to the leaf, affecting "n" in "Jn." A youthful form of signature (Hancock was 20 years old in 1757, having graduated from Harvard at age 16 in 1753), exhibiting a different flourish than that employed by Hancock at a later date. <I>Provenance</I>: Charles Hamilton, 9 December 1976, lot 182. | Christie's