The Life of Samuel Johnson, Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order...


to Cart
Price: $8,500.00

Place Published: London
Publisher: Henry Baldwin
Date Published: 1791

Description: 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Heath after Reynolds. Two additional plates are present - "Round Robin" and "Facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's Hand Writing". xii, [16], 516; [2], 588pp. Thick 4to, original calf covers, expertly recased in similar brown morocco, gilt-decorated spine with red and brown leather labels (light scattered foxing). London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition.

Comments: A very nice copy with wide margins. First Edition, first issue of which only 1750 were printed [with "give" mis-spelled on p135 of first volume. Errors in pagination on pages 229, 408, 497, 504, and 584-7 in second volume]. In this copy, through a binder's error, signature C (p.9-16) in the first volume is duplicated.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 158737

More Johnson,Samuel: webrss
More CLOSET: webrss
More BIOGRAPHY: webrss
More 18THC: webrss
More ENGLISH LIT: webrss
More F.E.: webrss

By This Author: BOSWELL, James.
By This Publisher: Henry Baldwin
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

My book arrived in record time (it shocked me when it arrived so soon after ordering) and was beautifully packaged. If it didn't go via DHL it would never have made it through the Australia Post system unscathed!!! Thank you! - Michael S.
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis