Lot 70: BOSWELL, JAMES The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works... London: Henry...
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works... London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, second state, with the "give" reading corrected. Two volumes. Finely bound in full red morocco gilt, the covers tooled in gilt, the spines tooled and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. 10 3/4 x 8 inches; with portrait, xii, , 516 pp.; , 588 pp., with the "Round Robin" plate and the terminal plate of Johnson's handwriting. An attractive copy with the bookplate of Nelson Doubleday, some foxing, a small ink mark to title of second volume.
The first and greatest of English biographies. Pottle 79; Grolier English 65; Rothschild 463; Tinker 338.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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