Samuel Johnson's Prologue; Spoken at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury-Lane in 1747 with Garrick's Epilogue. A Facsimile of the hitherto undiscovered first edition. With Preface by Austin Dobson and Introduction and Notes by A.S.W. Rosenbach

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902. 4to, xiv, 12, [xv]-xxiv; gray, paper-covered boards with printed label. Boards faded and a bit soiled; wear at spine ends and corners; small leather bookplate on front pastedown, with resultant offsetting to the facing leaf. Item #206411

One of ninety unnumbered copies on Van Gelder in the edition, which also included another thirty copies on Japan. This copy has been inscribed and signed by A.S. W. Rosenbach for the prominent attorney and major collector Frank J. Hogan, whose bookplate is present. Not to be confused with more common 1924 facsimile edition.

Price: $450.00

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