Title: The Rambler, 1756. Fourth Edition
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: A. Millar, London
A scarce fourth edition of Samuel Johnson's The Rambler, being a periodical he issued, which was published twice a week from March 20th, 1750 to March 17th, 1752. The periodicals comprised of various essays on multiple subjects including fables, allegorical tales, character studies, critiques, and more. The vast majority were written by Johnson himself, apart from several periodicals, including one which was written by Samuel Richardson. The papers were extremely popular and influential in both public and private life in 18th century England. While Johnson was working on these periodicals, he was also engaged with his world-famous Dictionary of the English Language.
Four volumes finely bound into two in 12mo, 290+278, 287+239 pages + Index
On note of condition, these volumes are in good shape. There is some wear and rubbing at the corners and board edges, with some additional stress noted on the boards. There is minor foxing and staining present throughout the volumes, with several notes in the marginalia.