4to, pp. 32, with 30 litho plates of which 3 are colour printed in red, green and gold, some foxing; nicely printed by Whittingham with a characteristic title-page in red and black with ornamented initials, original blindstamped cloth, rebacked.
US $119 €95
First edition of this scholarly study of gothic pulpits by a student of the elder Pugin.
You may also be interested in...
Poems on several Occasions.
First authorised edition, preceded by Curll’s pirated collection of 1707. In the preface Prior complains that in Curll’s edition poems by other authors have been misattributed to him and that some of his own poems are ‘transcribed … so imperfectly, that I hardly knew them to be mine’. He divides the poems here into four categories, ‘Public Panegyrics’, ‘Amorous Odes’, ‘Idle Tales’, and ‘Serious Reflections’, but ‘some of its most famous poems (Henry and Emma, An English Padlock, and Jinny the Just) do not easily fit into any one of these categories’ (Oxford DNB).
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. comprehending an Account of his Studies and numerous Works in Chronological Order; a Series of his epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many eminent Persons; and various original Pieces of his Composition never before published: the whole exhibiting a View of Literature and literary Men in Great-Britain, for near half a Century, during which he flourished. In three Volumes. The second Edition, revised and augmented …
Second edition, the last published in Boswell’s lifetime, revised throughout by the author with the help of Edmond Malone and with further new material that includes ‘Additions ... received after the Second Edition was printed’ (pp. [*i]-*xxii), ‘A Chronological Catalogue’ of Johnson’s prose works (the first attempt at a bibliography, pp. *xxiii-*xxxi), and thirteen letters to Bennet Langton and one to the Earl of Bute (these turned up too late to be inserted in their proper places, and are added to the end of volume II).