London and Basingstoke
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 388 pp. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which sunning of lower front edges and head and tailpiece chips. Lower board edges sunned and edges a little browned with small stains on lower edge; otherwise a very good copy. 1975 gift inscription on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white plates. First edition of the biography of Samuel Johnson, by John Wain (1925-94), poet, novelist and literary critic, who was Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 1973-78.
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