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Rare 18th century newspaper by Samuel Johnson...



Item # 670297

December 11, 1750

THE RAMBLER, London, Dec. 11, 1750

* Rare 18th century title
* Samuel Johnson


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.

Measures about 12"x7" with six pages, a little stray period writing, small piece torn away at upper right corner, generally good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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