Johnson’s Prayers and Meditations. [Facsimile notebooks.]

  • Johnson, Samuel
  • [Oxford:]: [Pembroke College] 1974


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ONE OF 500 COPIES, 14 facsimile pamphlets in buff or marbled paper wrappers housed as issued in individual plastic bags and a leatherette slipcase. With ‘A Note on the Facsimiles’ loosely inserted. As new.


A special production to commemorate 350 years since the founding of Pembroke College, Oxford. The original manuscripts of Johnson's 'Prayers and Meditations' had been given to the Rev. George Strahan, son of Johnson's main publisher, shortly before the author's death; the resulting edition of 1785 was significantly edited, but the manuscripts passed to Strahan's daughter and were given by her to Pembroke in the 1820s, enabling this fully faithful and unexpurgated reproduction at last some 150 years later.

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