Lot 407: Johnson Samuel



2015-07-10 15:42:30

Lot 407: Johnson Samuel: (1709-1784) English Writer, Poet, Biographer And Lexicographer Whose Work A Dictionary Of The English Language Was Published In 1755 And Remained The Pre-Eminent English Dictionary Until The Oxford English Dictionary Was Published 173 Years Later. Extremely Rare Autograph Free Front Panel, Unsigned, Addressed In Johnson'S Hand In Bold Ink 'To Mrs Thrale At Brighthelmstone, Sussex'. Vg Dr. Johnson'S Correspondent Was Hester Thrale (1741-1821) British Diarist, Author And Patron Of The Arts Whose First Husband Was Henry Thrale (1724/1730?-1781) English Politician And Close Friend Of Johnson. Hester Thrale'S Diaries And Correspondence Have Proved An Important Source Of Information About Johnson And 18Th Century Life. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £400 - 600
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