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Title: Sermons.
Description: London: Printed by Samuel Richardson, 1757. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes, pp. iv, lviii [lix - lv Contents, lvi blank], 503 [= 504, p. 497 appearing twice]; [x], 527 [528 blank], including list of subscribers, later 18th century tree calf, spines ornately gilt, red morocco labels; margins of title-pages browned, lacking the numbering-piece on volume 2, but generally a very good and attractive set. From the Easton Neston Library, with library label for shelf mark and the armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh, Bart. on the front paste-down end-paper. Richardson secured over 4000 subscribers for this edition, including, it is thought, Samuel Johnson. See Sale, Samuel Richardson, Master Printer (1950), pp. 116 and 161; and Donald D. Eddy and J. D. Fleeman, "A Preliminary Handlist of Books for which Dr. Samuel Johnson Subscribed" (1993), no. 15. Richardson himself subscribed for six sets.

Keywords: religion sermons prose

Price: GBP 275.00 = appr. US$ 392.70 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 5392

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