The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. & A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (three volumes)
Swan Sonnenschein, Lowery & Co. 1888
'A Reprint of the First Edition to which are added Mr. Boswell's corrections and editions'. Edited with new notes by Percy Fitzgerald. Preface by the editor and a Boswell Bibliography by H. R. Tedder. Boswell's epochal biography of Samuel Johnson, a work that garnered much criticism but one that shaped the development of biographical writing. With a tissue guarded frontisportrait based on Reynold's painting of Johnson. Half leather with marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Spine has toning and rubbing. Mild foxing to fore-edge and front matter but contents otherwise clean and prim. Binding tight. A nice set whose wear produces a nice, rakish effect. Good overall.
Binding: Hardback | Condition: Good |
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