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A superb late GEORGIAN (during the reign of George IV) FULL LEATHER hardback edition entitled The Rambler, Volume 3 by Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). It was printed for C. and J. Rivington, G. and W. Nicol, et al., in 1823.
The Rambler was a periodical paper. This book contains a biographical preface and SEVENTY-FIVE complete essays originally published in the paper between 1751 and 1752. The author is Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) and this is the third volume of a set, but is Vol 18 of a bigger series of vintage books entitled â€œThe British Essayists; with Prefaces Historical and Biographical.â€ The contents include: Idleness, an Anxious and Miserable State, The Folly of Annual Retreats into the Country, The Necessity of Literary Courage, A Critical Examination of Samson Agonistes, The Cruelty of Parental Tyranny, The Nature and Remedies of Bashfulness and much more â€¦
The book measures 6.25 inches x 4.25 inches. The 380 pages are nice and neat and a little faded with age. The binding is good with no loose or missing pages. There are NO inscriptions and NO other ink or pencil markings in the book. The full-leather hardback cover is in good condition for its age, with wear around the corners and spine cranked at hinge. The gold on the spine and front board is good. A wonderful GEORGIAN edition, a rare chance to take a Ramble from a comfortable reading position.