Volumes 1 and 2 published in 1809 by Hastings, Etheridge and Bliss of Boston. Volumes 3 - 11 published in 1811 by William Durell of New York. Volume 12 published in 1812 by Durell. Condition: All volumes still soundly bound. Some volumes cracked along edges of spine but binding twine still holds them securely.Leather on spines is chipped, cracked and flaking. Leather on boards has overall fared better. Ten of the title blocks missing from spines. Rubbing to board and spine extremities. Volumes I, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 illustrated with a frontispiece. "Stored in the attic" fragrance. Foxing ranges from light to heavy with the majority of pages overall in the set having it lightly. The volumes measure 7 1/4" x 4 1/2" with an average of 350 pages each. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographe. The item "RARE 1809 FINE LEATHER THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON COMPLETE 12 VOLUME SET" is in sale since Saturday, August 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "old_book_depot" and is located in Westbrook, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Dominican republic, El salvador.