It seems likely that the phrase "From the author" has been written by a clerical hand on Bligh's behalf. The words "to George Keate Esq." have been added by the buyer of the lot at Keate's sale in 1800.
The upper and outer margin of the frontispiece are supplied in pen and ink. It is possible that the whole frontispiece has been supplied from another copy.
Some broadsides are cropped, affecting some text.
The binding of this volume is red, rather than citron as the illustration in the catalogue might seem to suggest.
There are 2 volumes in this lot.
The date of Johnson's London has been omitted. It should read 1738. This is the first edition of Johnson's first appearance in print and first separate publication. The estimate should read £5000/7000.
Please note that the binding has later marbled endpapers and it is interleaved with later plain blank leaves (the chalked and sized leaves are contemporary)