Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia. A Tale by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Written in 1759
Place Published: Birmingham
Publisher: The Vincent Press Ltd
Date Published: 1898
Edition: Vincent Press Edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 45577
133pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Elegantly bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in brown leather, with raised bands, a gilt tooled spine, and decorative gilt stamped borders on the covers. All edges gilt. Turn ins gilt. Yellow, gray and red patterned endpapers. Chapter headings in red; decorated initials. Text printed on handmade paper. Very good. The spine is sunned, and there are a number of small light moisture stains on the covers, more so the front cover. There is a bookseller's ticket on the recto of the rear free endpaper. Else, the pages are clean.
A very handsome edition of Samuel Johnson's masterpiece about the possibly futile search for earthly happiness.