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Life of Pope : autograph manuscript with corrections, with transcribed quotations in the hands of Hester Piozzi and George Steevens.

Author: Samuel Johnson; Hester Lynch Piozzi; John Dillon
Publisher: London, England, 1780-1781.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Autograph manuscript of Johnson's Life of Pope, with corrections in the hand of the author and numerous pages of additional passages and quotations, some of them transcribed by Hester (Thrale) Piozzi and George Steevens, and intended to be inserted into the body of the text.
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Johnson; Hester Lynch Piozzi; John Dillon
OCLC Number: 270495348
Notes: A portion of the manuscript, chiefly comprising several pages of transcribed quotations for insertion into Johnson's text, is written in the hand of Mrs. Piozzi and George Steevens who assisted Johnson during his writing of The life of Pope.
The life of Pope was written by Johnson while staying in Streatham, in the London residence of the Thrale family, over an estimated 3 month period from November 1780 to February 1781, and published in 1781 as volume VII of his: Prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the English poets (London : J. Nichols, 1779-1781); later editions issued under the title Lives of the English poets and The lives of the most eminent English poets. Cf. Roger Lonsdale, Introduction and Notes in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets, volume 1. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006.
185 numbered pages, with two pages numbered 98, for a total of 186 pages.
Accompanying items cataloged separately (see MA 205.1-28).
Description: 1 item (186 pages), unbound ; 22.9 x 18.8 cm
Other Titles: Pope

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Autograph manuscript of Johnson's Life of Pope, with corrections in the hand of the author and numerous pages of additional passages and quotations, some of them transcribed by Hester (Thrale) Piozzi and George Steevens, and intended to be inserted into the body of the text.

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