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PIOZZI, Hester Lynch (1741--1821)
Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life. By Hesther Lynch Piozzi.
London: printed for T. Cadell, 1786.
viii, 306, [2] p. ; 18.4 cm. (8º)

First edition. This was the first book published by Hester Lynch Piozzi, as whose guest Samuel Johnson had lived for sixteen years during her first marriage to John Thrale. It sold out on the day of publication, going through three further editions in the same year (ODNB). With a half-title and a postscript. With cancel K*; without press figures on pp. 189, 214 and 284; leaves N7, P3 and T6 are in the original state. Includes original poems by Johnson. ESTC t99797.

Binding C18th calf, tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 731


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