The Life of Samuel Johnson [first issue]

By: Boswell, James

Price: $10,243.75

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Book Condition: Very Good


xii, [16], 516; 586 pages; with fronispiece portrait in Vol. I, Round Robin and facsimile of Johnson's handwriting in II. First issue, with "gve" on page 135 of Vol. I. Contemporary marbled calf, rebacked, with gilt tooling in compartments, contrasting spine labels, corners restored. Intermittent light foxing throughout, 1cm tideline along fore-edge of textblock of Vol. I (not penetrating to margin), small marginal stains on final leaves of Vol. I, not affecting text. With Paul Lockwood's [Abelard Books] c.1980 catalogue description laid in: "Despite minor faults, overall an exceptionally clean and elegantly bound copy of the greatest of all biographies in the English language."

Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson [first issue]

Author Name: Boswell, James

Categories: Biography, Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly: 1791

Binding: leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to.

Seller ID: Books012732

Keywords: Gavm