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THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS,
Johnson, Samuel.

THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS,

Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale. London: Published John Sharpe ... 1818.
Sm. 8vo. viii + 184pp. Additional vignette t.p. (dated 1817) and 4 plates from the designs of Richard Westall. Ex.-libris James Cook, some browning, marbled e.ps., blind tooled turn-ins, contemporary calf, blind ruling with gilt devices to corners, faded gilt tooling to spine lacking title label, some minor marking, some rubbing. Originally published in 1759. Apparently Johnson wrote the above work in order to pay for his motherís funeral expenses.
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