London First Edition

London: A Poem, in Imitation of the Third Satire of Juvenal was first published anonymously in 1738, about a year after Samuel Johnson had first arrived in London. Here are page images of that first edition, photographed from the copy of the poem now in the Albert Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

Title page

Title page
Picture 1 of 19

Gallery of the first edition of London.


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