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

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

London: Henry Baldwin, 1791. First Edition. hardcover. 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.

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.

Price: $8,500.00

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