The Gentleman’s Magazine: and Historical Chronicle...

The Gentleman’s Magazine: and Historical Chronicle...
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London: Printed by Edw. Cave, 1738. 8vo, [1]-664, [4], [665]-699,[1],[20]pp. (with a few errors in numbering, i.e. '175’ for '172', etc.). Contemporary calf restored, label chipped, a few pencil sketches on front and rear endpapers. A pleasant copy in contemporary condition, neatly restored. Twelve numbers, plus supplement and indices, volume title and the two leaves "To the Reader" bound before the Supplement. Tables, woodcuts and illustrations. The complete volume for the year marking Samuel Johnson's first association with the periodical that was to publish works by and about him through the next five decades. Johnson's contributions include the address "To the Reader," several poems, "The Life of Father Paul Sarpi," and his participation in the "Debates in the Magna Lilliputia," which, after 1740, were his sole composition. Courtney and Smith, pp. 5-6. Todd, Studies in Bibliography, 1965, p.104. (Item Id: 5738)

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