Life of Johnson. by James Boswell

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Published by Dent in London .

Written in English

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  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784

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SeriesEveryman"s library, 1-2. Biography
ContributionsMalone, Edmond, 1741-1812
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22391929M

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