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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes by  James Boswell - First edition,

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes

by Boswell, James

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London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Old calf, a.e.g. Neatly rebacked with gilt spines in period style. Bookplates of Nicholas Frederic Brady. Near fine (occasional light traces of foxing). First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Grolier English 131

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James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
303654
Title
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes
Author
Boswell, James
Format/binding
Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4t
Book condition
Used - Old calf, a.e.g. Neatly rebacked with gilt spines in period style. Bookplates of Nicholas Frederic Brady. Near fine (occasional
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I,
Publisher
Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1791
Keywords
British | Biography | James Boswell
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