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Title The works of the English poets : with prefaces, biographical and critical / by Samuel Johnson.
Publication Info. London : Printed by H. Hughs; for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons ... [and 32 others], M DCC LXXIX. [1779-1780]
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Description 58 v. : ports. ; 16 cm. (8⁰)
Note Vols. 9-10, 11-12, 27-28 paged continuously.
Printer varies.
The first 56 volumes are dated 1779, and the last two, entitled: 'Index to the English poets.', dated 1780.
The first eight volumes were printed by H. Hughs, and thenceforth, in various order and number of volumes done, by E. Cox, R. Hett, J. D. Cornish, J. Rivington, J. Nichols, H. Goldney, H. Baldwin, W. and A. Strahan, and G. Bigg.
Vols. 57-58 have title: Index to the English poets. Printed in 1780.
The 'Prefaces' were published separately as: 'Prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the English poets', 1779-81, but sometimes accompany 'The works'.
Indexed In: ESTC T92171
Courtney, W.P. Johnson, p. 140
Contents V. 1-2. The poems of Cowley -- v. 3-5. The poems of Milton -- v. 6-7. The poems of Butler -- v. 8. The poems of Waller -- v. 9. The poems of Denham -- v. 10. The poems of Rochester, Roscommon, and Yalden -- v. 11. Thomas Otway -- v. 12. The poems of Halifax, Stepney, and Walsh -- v. 13-16. The poems of Dryden -- v. 17-19. Dryden's Virgil -- v. 20. The poems of Garth and King.
v. 21. The poems of J. Philips, Smith, and Pomfret -- v. 22. The poems of Hughes -- v. 23. The poems of Addison -- v. 24. Blackmore's creation -- v. 25. The poems of Buckingham and Ansdowne -- v. 26. The poems of Rowe and Tickell -- v. 27-28. Rowe's Lucan -- v. 29. The poems of Congreve and Fenton -- v. 30. The poems of Prior -- v. 31-34. The poems of Pope -- v. 35-38. Pope's Homer -- v. 39-40. Swift's poems -- v. 41-42. The poems of Gay -- v. 43. The poems of Broome and Pitt.
v. 44. The poems of Parnell and A. Philips -- v. 45. The poems of Savage.--v. 46. The poems of Watts -- v. 47. The poems of Somervile -- v. 48-49. The poems of Mr. James Thomson -- v. 50-52. The poems of Young -- v. 53. The poems of Dyer and Mallet -- v. 54. The poems of Shenstone -- v. 55. The poems of Akenside -- v. 56. The poems of Lyttelton, West, and Gray -- v. 57-58. Index to the English poets.
Note Library set of Prefaces, biographical and critical ... in 4 volumes, marked as volumes 57-60 of The works of the English poets.
Local Note NYSL set: Circulation recorded in the Library's Charging Ledgers, 1789-1792 and 1799-1805. Listed in 1789 catalogue, p. 44 (12⁰) as Johnson's English poets ... 60 vols.; 1793 catalogue p. 52, No. 2533 as Johnson's Poets, 56 vols.
Library set incomplete, lacking vols. 6, 32, 35, 41, 44 and 53, 57-58 (Index). Vol. 17 and 37 imperfect, lacking t.p. Most volumes bear Library's ex-libris by P.R. Maverick on front, and Notice by Trustees on the back paste-down. Binding: calf, some volumes sprinkled; gold-tooled; trimmed to 14 cm. Autograph in black ink on front free end-paper recto: Saturday 19 Augt. 1797. In a different hand: No. 29; four lines of poetry in v. 8; written and crossed out in v. 45: New York Society Library / John Forbes Librarian / Sam Johnson's Poets; in v. 49: New York Society Library; / 1789. Vols. 12-13, 47 rebound; date stamp on back paste-down: March 31, 1926, April 10, 1929, May 26, [1926?], respectively.
Subject Virgil -- Translations into English -- Early works to 1800.
Homer -- Translations into English -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- Collections -- Early works to 1800.
Poets, English -- Portraits.
Authors, English -- Early works to 1800.
Poets, English -- 17th century -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.
Poets, English -- 18th century -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800.
Genre or Form Reading dates (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Reading dates (Provenance) -- 19th century.
Engravings -- England -- 18th century.
Autographs (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Inscriptions (Provenance) -- 18th century
Contemporary bindings (Binding) ZNS
Calf bindings (Binding) ZNS
Gold tooled bindings (Binding) ZNS
Added Author Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Hughs, Henry, d. 1810, printer.
Cox, E., printer.
Hett, Richard, d. 1766, printer.
Cornish, John Dixcey, printer.
Nichols, John, 1745-1826, printer.
Goldney, Henry, fl. 1772-1800, printer.
Baldwin, Henry, 1734-1813, printer.
Strahan, Andrew, d. 1831, printer.
Strahan, William, 1715-1785, printer.
Rivington, James, 1724-1802, printer.
Hall, John, 1739-1797, engraver.
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, engraver.
Caldwall, James, 1739-1819, engraver.
Collyer, Joseph, 1748-1827, engraver.
Delattre, Jean Marie, 1745 or 6-1840, engraver.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1789. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
New York Society Library. Charging ledger. 1789-1792. ZNS
City Readers: Digital Historic Collections (New York Society Library)
Note Binder's title: Johnson's Poets