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Rare 18th century newspaper by Samuel Johnson...

Item # 638038

May 25, 1751

THE RAMBLER, London, March 20, 1749-50  (double-dated depending on which calendar was used) An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson. Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the Dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodical essays -- the closest modern equivalent of the genre would probably be something like a magazine or newspaper column -- called The Rambler, which appeared twice a week from 1750 to 1752.
Six pages, 7 by 11 1/4 inches slight irregular at the spine, some period notation on the front page, good condition.

Item from Catalog 267 (released for February, 2018)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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