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Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

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Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, never before published. The whole ex

by BOSWELL, James

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London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. JOHNSON, Samuel. First edition, first issue, with "give" spelled "gve" in line 10 on p. 135 of Volume I and with all of the peculiarities cited by Pottle for the first issue, including the several uncorrected errors listed for Volume II and the various cancels. Two quarto volumes (11 3/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 297 x 230 mm.; the same dimensions Pottle gives for 'an entirely uncut copy' ). xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e., 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, two engraved facsimile plates in Volume II. Bound without the front blank in Volume II.

Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Neatly rebacked to style, preserving the original gilt spine and burgundy and black morocco gilt lettering labels. A few minor marginal paper flaws, not affecting text. Some rubbing to boards and light tip wear. Overall, a fine set in the original binding and entirely uncut,

Courtney & Nichol Smith, pp. 172-173. Grolier, 100 English, 65. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463-465. Sterling 71. Tinker 338.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Author
BOSWELL, James
Illustrator
JOHNSON, Samuel
Book Condition
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Publisher
Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1791
Weight
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Keywords
English Literature|Eighteenth-Century Literature

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