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JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-1784) -- Catalogue of the Valuable Library of Books of the late learned Samuel Johnson... deceased. London: Christie's, 1785. [Facsimile edition]: New York, E.B. Hackett, & London, Elkin Mathews Ltd. (1925).
8o (224 x 143 mm). Original boards, printed labels, uncut. Provenance: Joseph Holland (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION number 42 of 250 copies, on handmade paper, and printed in Philadelphia by Edward Stern & Co. with an essay by A. Edward Newton. This facsimile reproduces Ralph Isham's copy of the sale catalogue, with all prices and buyers' names. A previous facsimile was published for the Johnson Club meeting, Oxford, 1892, limited to 150 copies.
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