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Reproduction of some of the original proof sheets of Boswell’s Life of Johnson. by  R.B ADAM - First edition - 1923 - from Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books (SKU: 000815)

Reproduction of some of the original proof sheets of Boswell’s Life of Johnson.

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Reproduction of some of the original proof sheets of Boswell’s Life of Johnson.

by ADAM, R.B

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Buffalo, New York: Printed by R.B. Adam for his friends, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Privately printed. Folio. 100 unnumbered pages. With 63 black and white photo facsimiles of the proof sheets from Boswell’s Life of Johnson showing extensive annotations and mark-ups. Bound in 1/6th tan cloth with paper boards. No dust jacket. Some rubbing is present to corners and extremities. The upper corner of the front cover is worn and chipped. Interior pages are clean. The end papers show areas of light tanning. The outer edge of the text block is untrimmed. According to A. Edward Newton’s introduction: “We owe much to Mr. Adam for printing these facsimiles of some of the proof sheets of Boswell’s ‘Life of Johnson.’…With these facsimiles before us, we can compare some of the text as originally written with the text in its final form. We will note with what taste and unerring skill Boswell brought his peculiar gifts to bear upon the task to which he set himself.”

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Bookseller
Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
000815
Title
Reproduction of some of the original proof sheets of Boswell’s Life of Johnson.
Author
ADAM, R.B
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed by R.B. Adam for his friends
Place of Publication
Buffalo, New York
Date Published
1923
Keywords
Samuel Johnson James Boswell Life Biography Boswelliana
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Specializing in Pre-19th century European Imprints - History, Travel & Exploration; Theology, Philosophy & Occult; Illustrated books; Science & Medicine.

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First Edition
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jacket
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Cloth
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New
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text block
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
folio
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