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SALE CATALOGUES OF THE LIBRARIES OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, HESTER LYNCH THRALE (MRS. PIOZZI) AND JAMES...
(Johnson, Samuel).

SALE CATALOGUES OF THE LIBRARIES OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, HESTER LYNCH THRALE (MRS. PIOZZI) AND JAMES BOSWELL.

With Introductions by Donald D. Eddy.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 1993. 8vo. quarter leather, paper over boards. (vii), 320 pages. With Introductions by Donald D. Eddy. First edition, limited to 210 numbered copies. In studying great authors, one of the persisting lines of inquiry has involved questions of influence and association. What specific authors influenced our writer? What books has he read, quoted from, or owned? The obvious first way to answer these questions is to examine the author's..... READ MORE

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                           Contents 

Acknowledgments                                            vii 

Introduction                                                 1 

The Facsimiles                                              17 

The sale catalogue of Samuel Johnson's library (1785)       19 

The sale catalogue of Mrs. Piozzi's library (1816)          47 

The sale catalogue of Mrs. Piozzi's library (1823)         139 

The sale catalogue of James Boswell's library (1825)       213