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, , 516; , 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.