Prayers and Meditations, Composed by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and Published from His Manuscripts, by George Strahan, A.M., Vicar of Islington, Middlesex; and Rector of Little Thurrock, in Essex. Samuel Johnson, George Strahan, ed.
Prayers and Meditations, Composed by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and Published from His Manuscripts, by George Strahan, A.M., Vicar of Islington, Middlesex; and Rector of Little Thurrock, in Essex.

Prayers and Meditations, Composed by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and Published from His Manuscripts, by George Strahan, A.M., Vicar of Islington, Middlesex; and Rector of Little Thurrock, in Essex.

Very Good. Item #6760

London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1785. Second Edition. Octavo; xvi + 233pp + [1p] of publisher's prospectus for Hawkins's forthcoming edition of Johnson's Works.

Publisher's original drab boards and spine, still awaiting binding by purchaser to his or her taste. Textblock untrimmed. Panels and spine slightly soiled; spine paper (published to be ephemeral) is complete but showing slight cracks. Joints and hinges still holding but weakening for front board. All pages opened; pages unmarred and unmarked, remarkably free from foxing.

This Second Edition of Johnson's Prayers and Meditations, published the same year as the first edition, includes the famously moving additional prayers that Johnson wrote on the anniversary of his wife's death.

[Courtney and Smith p. 159; ESTC T115787].

Price: $250.00