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An Introduction to Johnson
Wed 7 June 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
Dr Johnson is most famous for his Dictionary of the English Language, the first comprehensive body of work of its kind, but his prolific output of other writings is less well-known.
Join us for an opportunity to hear excerpts from a selection of Samuel Johnson’s key works, including The Rambler essays, his novel Rasselas and the Preface to Johnson’s edition of Shakespeare, some of which were written whilst pacing these very floorboards. Our curator will guide you through the House, where you will find out more about eighteenth-century London, literature and Johnson’s circle of friends.
Afterwards, enjoy a glass of fino whilst you explore the House on what will hopefully be a warm summer’s evening in the heart of the city of London.
Tickets are £12.50 per person, and are strictly limited.
Doors open at 6.30pm, and the performance will start at 7pm.
A Rare Books London Event
ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 (24 May - 11 June) and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade. Subscribers to RBL events will receive a free digital copy of the Supplement on publication.