JOHNSON A SUBSCRIBER

Two Dissertations. I. On the Graecian Mythology. II. An Examination of Sir Isaac Newton’s Objections to the Chronology of the Olympiads …

London, Printed by J. Nichols. 1782.

8vo., pp. [4], xxii, [2], 231, [1]; a very good copy, uncut, in the original marbled boards, tan paper spine (largely perished), joints cracking but cords intact. Modern pencilled note ‘Purchased from the descendant of the subscriber “Mr. Radcliffe” [of Trinity College, Cambridge]'.

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First edition, published posthumously for the benefit of the author’s widow, with a generous list of subscribers thanks to the efforts of the editor, Thomas Tyrwhitt. In addition to Dr. Johnson other subscribers include Sir Joseph Banks, Edward Gibbon (two copies), David Hartley, Joshua Reynolds, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, George Steevens and Samuel Whitbread.

J. D. Fleeman, A Preliminary Handlist of Copies of Books associated with Dr. Samuel Johnson 214; Babson Newton Collection 220.

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