Images from the book edition of The Idler, a weekly magazine of the 1750s by Samuel Johnson; my copy has been attacked by worms, and is missing the title page and many of the illustrations, but I’ll scan what I can.
The book is actually Harrison’s collection. British classicks. Weekly essays which first appeared in the Universal chronicle, Apr. 15, 1758 to Apr. 5, 1760.; The World Catalogue says Twelve papers were contributed by friends, of which no. 33, 93, 96 are by Warton; no. 67 by Langton; no. 76, 79, 82 by Reynolds. Bound with Melmoth, William. The letters of Sir Thomas Fitzosborne, on several subjects. London, 1795; Shenstone, William. Essays on men and manners. London, 1797; Armstrong, John. Sketches; or, Essays on various subjects. London, 1797 and Steele, Sir Richard. The lover. London, 1797. and gives an OCLC number of 5252465
Saint George, patron saint of England, is seen here wearing full plate mail wielding a mace and about to slay the dragon, together with his two dogs. The image is in an oval cartouche or frame, surmounted ith a basket of flowers including a cross, and [...] [more...]
This oval frame surrounded a classical scene illustrating an essay; the frame includes a basket of flowers and a wreath, and has a bricks-and-mortar masonry background in black and white, making an unusual eighteenth-century border. There is [...] [more...]
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