London, South Kensington
7 June 2005
[JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-84)]. The Rambler. London: J. Payne & J. Bouquet. 1751 [but 1749-52]. Numbers 1 - 208 in one volume, 2° (305 x 185mm), woodcut device on general title, headpieces and initials (general title and first text leaf lightly browned, occasional light browning and spotting). Contemporary German speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: German library stamp on title -- early manuscript contents on 5 pages at end. Chapman & Hazen 131; Courtney & Smith p.25; Rothschild 1234 .
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