Some Biographical And Critical Studies
A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson, by W. P. Courtney and D. Nichol Smith; Oxford (1915) —re-issued, 1968. Supplement by R. W. Chapman and A. T. Hazen, Oxford Bibliog. Soc., 1938.
THE R. B. ADAM LIBRARY, RELATING TO DR SAMUEL JOHNSON AND HIS ERA, 4 vols (1929-30).
JOHNSONIAN STUDIES 1887-1950, by J. L. Clifford; Minneapolis (1951) —supplement 1950-60 by J. L. Clifford and D. J. Greene in Johnsonian Studies, edited by M. Wahta, Cairo, 1962.
A PRELIMINARY HANDLIST OF DOCUMENTS AND MANUSCRIPTS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, by J. D. Freeman; Oxford Bibliographical Society (1968).
THE POETICAL WORKS [ed. G. Kearsley] (1785) — enlarged in 1789.
THE WORKS, ed. J. Hawkins, II vols (1787); with two additional volumes, ed. J. Stockdale (1787).
THE WORKS, ed. A. Murphy, In vols (1792) —a new edition, edited by A. Chalmers, appeared in 1806. Often reprinted.
THE POETICAL WORKS, ed. R. Anderson; Edinburgh (1795) — Vol xi of The Poets of Great Britain.
THE POEMS, ed. F. W. Blagdon (1808).
THE POEMS, ed. A. Chalmers (1810) — Vol. XVI of The Works of the English Poets.
THE WORKS. II vols (1825) —in the Oxford English Classics Series.
THE WORKS, ed. R. Lynam, 6 vols (1825)
THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHNSON, PARNELL, GAY ETC., ed. G. Gilfillan; Edinburgh (1855).
POEMS, ed. T. M. Ward (1905) — with those of Goldsmith, Gray and Collins.
THE POEMS, ed. D. Nichol Smith and E. K. McAdam; Oxford (194I). Note: The Yale edition of the Works is in progress: Vol. I, Diaries, Prayers and Annals, edited by E. L. McAdam Jr with D. & M. Hyde (1958); Vol II, The Idler And The Adventurer, edited by W. J. Bale, J. M. Bullitt, and L. F. Powell (1963); Vol. VI, Poems, edited by E. L. McAdarn Jr (1964). Vols. vii. viii, Johnson on Shakespeare, edited by A. Sherbo (1968).
THE BEAUTIES OF JOHNSON (1781) — and later editions.
THE BEAUTIES OF JOHNSON, ed. S. Howard (1833).
WIT AND WISDOM OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. G. B. Hill (1888).
SELECT ESSAYS, ed. G. B. Hill 2 VOLS,(1889).
SELECTIONS FROM JOHNSON, ed. C. G. Osgood; New York (1909).
SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. A. Meynell and G. K. Chesterton (1911).
JOHNSON, PROSE AND POETRY, ed. R. W. Chapman; Oxford (1922).
SELECTED LETTERS, ed. R. W. Chapman; Oxford (1925) — the World's Classics edition.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, WRITER, ed. S. C. Roberts (1926).
THE CRITICAL OPINIONS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed.J. E. Brown; Princeton (1926).
SAMUEL JOHNSON S PREFACES AND DEDICATIONS, ed. A. T. Hazen (1937).
JOHNSON, PROSE AND POETRY, ed. M. Wilson (1950).
SAMUEL JOHNSON: SELECTED WRITINGS, ed. R. T. Davies (1965).
SAMUEL JOHNSON: SELECTED WRITINGS, ed. P. Cruttwel1 (1968) — with Introduction and notes.
LETTERS TO AND FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. H. L. Piozzi, 2 vols (1788).
LETTERS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. G. B. Hill, 2 V0LS; Oxford (1892).
JOHNSON AND QUEENEY. Letters to Queeney Thrale, ed. the Marquis of Lansdowne (1932).
THE QUEENEY LETTERS, ed. the Marquis of Lansdowne (1934).
THE LETTERS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. R. W. Chapman, 3 V0LS; Oxford (1952) —the standard edition.
LOBO. A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA. Translated from the French of Mr Legrand (1735) —edited by H. Morley, 1887.
LONDON: A POEM (1738) —edited by T. S. Eliot, 1930.
MARMOR NORFOLCIENSE (1739).
A COMPLEAT VINDICATION OF THE LICENSERS OF THE STAGE (1739).
LIFE OF MR RICHARD SAVAGE (1744) — reprinted in the Lives of the Poets.
MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS ON MACBETH (1745).
THE PLAN OF A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1747).
THE VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES (1749) — edited by E. J. Payne, Oxford, 1876; edited by T. S. Eliot, 1930.
IRENE: A TRAGEDY (1749).
THE RAMBLER (1750-2) — selections, edited by W. Hale White, 1907.
A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2 vols (1755).
A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Abstracted from the folio edition, 2 vols (1756).
JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY: A MODERN SELECTION by E. L. McAdam Jr and G. Milne (1963).
THE PRINCE OF ABISSINIA, 2 vols (1759) — edited by G. B. Hill, 1887; edited by R W. Chapman, Oxford, 1927.
THE IDLER, 2 vols (1761) — papers from the Idler, edited by S. C. Roberts, Cambridge, 1921.
THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, 8 vols (1765); 10 V0LS (1773) — with Notes by Johnson and Steevens. Johnson's Proposals, Preface and Notes are conveniently assembled in Walter Raleigh, Johnson on Shakespeare, 1908.
THE FALSE ALARM (1770)
THOUGHTS ON THE LATE TRANSACTIONS RESPECTING FALKLAND' S ISLANDS (1771)
THE PATRIOT (1774).
TAXATION NO TYRANNY (1775).
A JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND (1775) — edited by R W. Chapman (with Boswell's Tour), Oxford, 1924.
PREFACES TO THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS, 10 vols (1779-81) — re-issued as The Lives of the English Poets, 4 vols, 1781; edited by A. Napier, 3 vols, 1890; edited by A. Waugh (World's Classics), vols, 6 1896; edited by G. B. Hill, 3 vols, 1905; edited by L. Archer Hind (Everyman), 2 vols, 1925. The six chief Lives — Milton, Dryden, Swift, Addison, Pope, Gray— were edited by Matthew Arnold in 1878; a more recent selection is that of S. C Roberts, 1963 .
PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS, ed. G. Strahan (1785) — ed. G. B. Hill (in Johnsonian Miscellanies) 1897; by H. Higgins, 1904; by H. E. Savage, Lichfield, 1927.
DEBATES IN PARLIAMENT, 2 vols (1787).
LETTERS TO AND FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. H. L. Piozzi. 2 vols (1788).
AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF DR SAMUEL JOHNSON PROM HIS BIRTH TO HIS ELEVENTH YEAR, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, ed. R. Wright (1805).
A DIARY OF A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES IN THE YEAR 1744, ed. R. Duppa, 1816 — reprinted in A. M. Broadley, Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale, 1910.
THE FRENCH JOURNALS OF MRS THRALE AND DR JOHNSON, ed. M. Tyson and H. Guppy; Manchester (1932).
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D (1785) — attributed to William Cooke.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE LATE DR SAMUEL JOHNSON (1785) — attributed to William Shaw.
THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES WITH SAMUEL JOHNSON, by James Boswell (1785) — edited by J. W. Goker, 1831; by R. Carruthers, 1851; by A. Napier, 1884; by G. B. Hill, 1887; by R W. Chapman, with Johnson's Journey, 1924; by F. A. Pottle and C. H. Bennett, 1936 (from the M S).
ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, by H. L. Piozzi (1786) —edited by S. C. Roberts, 1925.
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, by J. Hawkins (1787).
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, by James Boswell (1791) — edited by J. W. Goker , 5 vols, 1831; by R Carruthers, 4 Vols, 1851-2; by A. Napier,vols 5, 1884; by G. B. Hill, 6 vols, Oxford, 1887 (this edition, which includes The Tour, has now been re-edited by L. F. Powell, 1934-40, includes the standard edition for scholars); by R. Ingpen, 2 vols, 1907 (notable for its large assembly of illustrations). Handy reprints are provided by the Oxford, Globe and Everyman editions.
AN ESSAY ON THE LIFE AND GENIUS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, by A. Murphy (1792)
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, by R. Anderson (1795).
'Essay of Boswell's Life', by Lord Macaulay, Edinburgh Review, 1831.
'Essay on Boswell's Life', by T. Carlyle, Fraser's Magazine, 1832.
A DIARY OF A VISIT TO ENGLAND IN 1775, by Dr T. Campbell — edited by S. Raymond, Sydney, 1854; by J. L. Clifford, from the newly discovered MS, 1947.
'Samuel Johnson', by Lord Macaulay, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th ed, Vol. XII, 1856.
DR JOHNSON: HIS FRIENDS AND HIS CRITICS, by G. B. Hill (1870).
SAMUEL JOHNSON, by L. Stephen (1878) —in The English Men of Letters series.
JOHNSONIANA, ed. R. Napier (1884).
LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, by F. Grant (1887)
JOHNSONIAN MISCELLANIES, ed. G. B. Hill; Oxford (1897) — reprinted in facsimile edition, 2 vols, 1968.
JOHNSON CLUB PAPERS (1899) — Second Series 1920.
THE AGE OF JOHNSON, by T. Seccombe (1899).
THE EVOLUTION OF ENGLISH LEXICOGRAPHY, by J. A. H. Murray (1900).
THE READES OF BLACKWOOD HILL AND DR JOHNSON'S ANCESTRY, by A. L. Reade (1906).
JOHNSONIAN GLEANINGS, by A. L. Reade, II vols (1909-52) — an encyclopaedia of Johnson's family and of his early life.
CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF DR SAMUEL JOHNSON, ed. J. T. Raby (1909).
SIX ESSAYS ON JOHNSON, by W. Raleigh (1910) —an important re-statement, correcting Macaulay's views.
DR JOHNSON AND HIS CIRCLE, by J. Bailey (1913).
THE STORY OF DR JOHNSON, by S. C. Roberts (1919).
DR JOHNSON: A STUDY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY HUMANISM by P. H. Houston; Harvard (1923).
DOCTOR JOHNSON, by C. Hollis (1928).
DOCTOR JOHNSON AND COMPANY, by R. Lynd (1928).
JOHNSON AND BOSWELL REVISED, by D. Nichol Smith, R. W. Chapman and L. F. Powell; Oxford (1928).
DOCTOR JOHNSON, by S. C. Roberts (1934).
SAMUEL JOHNSON, by J. W. Krutch (1944).
SAMUEL JOHNSON, by S. C. Roberts (1944) — British Academy Lecture.
JOHNSON AGONISTES AND OTHER ESSAYS, by B. H. Bronson (1944).
JOHNSONIAN AND OTHER ESSAYS AND REVIEWS, by R. W. Chapman; Oxford (1953).
THE YOUNG SAMUEL JOHNSON, by J. L. Clifford (1955).
SAMUEL JOHNSON IN GRUB STREET, by E. A. Bloom; Providence (1957).
DOCTOR JOHNSON AND OTHERS, by S. C. Roberts (1958).
NEW LIGHT ON DR JOHNSON, ed. F. W. Hilles; Yale (1959).