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James Boswell. The Earlier Years 1740-1769

by Frederick A. Pottle

Condition: Very Good/Good

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966. First Edition, First Impression. Cloth Bound Boards. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1966 First edition, first impression. Size large thick octavo, 606 pages including index, a heavy book. Green cloth covered boards with black cloth spine section, gilt titles to front cover and spine, top page edge dyed dark blue, outer edge rough trimmed, with the dust jacket. Book condition very good, cover very lightly unevenly coloured, corners and spine ends rubbed and bumped, contents are very clean. Dust jacket condition good, corners and spine ends rubbed, large tear and medium tear without loss and creasing to rear panel, glossy outer layer starting to separate at top 1/3 of front hinge and at head of spine, price clipped. Biography. Colour frontispiece and 8 black and white plates.
  • Bookseller: Lazarus Books Limited GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 016109
  • Title: James Boswell. The Earlier Years 1740-1769
  • Author: Frederick A. Pottle
  • Format/binding: Cloth Bound Boards
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition, First Impression
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1966
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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