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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Author: John Hawkins; O M Brack
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first and only scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., a work that has not been widely available in complete form for more than two hundred years. Published in 1787, some four years before James Boswell's biography of Johnson, Hawkins's Life complements, clarifies, and often corrects numerous aspects of Boswell's Life. --from publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hawkins; O M Brack
ISBN: 9780820329956 0820329959
OCLC Number: 244481745
Notes: Originally published by J. Buckland, London, 1787.
Description: xxxiv, 554 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. --
Notes to the text --
Textual commentary --
List of emendations --
Word-division --
Historical collation --
List of cancellations in the 1787 first edition --
Preliminaries to volume 1 of The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (1787).
Responsibility: by Sir John Hawkins ; edited by O M Brack, Jr.
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