The Life Of Johnson

by Boswell, James

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791) is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as the greatest biography written in English. While Boswell's personal acquaintance with his subject only began in 1763, when Johnson was 54 years old, Boswell covered the entirety of Johnson's life by means of additional research.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

Available copies

image of The Life of Johnson.

The Life of Johnson.

by Boswell, James

Seller
Raptis Rare Books
Published
1791
Item Price
$17,500.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in The Poultry, 1791. First edition, first issue of both volumes of the most celebrated biography in the English language, which was published on May 16, 1791 in a print run of only 1,750 copies. Quarto, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson, engraved by… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$17,500.00
image of The Life of Johnson.

The Life of Johnson.

by Boswell, James

Seller
Raptis Rare Books
Published
1791
Item Price
$16,500.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in The Poultry, 1791. First edition, first issue of both volumes of the most celebrated biography in the English language, which was published on May 16, 1791 in a print run of only 1,750 copies. Quarto, bound in full morocco by Birdsall, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16,500.00
image of The Life of Johnson.

The Life of Johnson.

by Boswell, James

Seller
Raptis Rare Books
Published
1791
Item Price
$15,000.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in The Poultry, 1791. First edition, first issue of both volumes of the most celebrated biography in the English language, which was published on May 16, 1791 in a print run of only 1,750 copies. Quarto, bound in full calf, gilt titles to the spine, morocco spine labels. Frontispiece portrait of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15,000.00
image of The Life of Johnson

The Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
Rooke Books
Published
1851
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$149.78

Show Details

Description:
London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1851. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5". Not Stated. A lovely illustrated four volume set detailing the life of this important English writer. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English poet, essayist, biographer and literary critic. He published 'A Dictionary of the English Language' in 1755, considered the foremost dictionary of the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$149.78
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
2008
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$106.40

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2008. Paperback. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Complete 2 volume set. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. 1927 printing, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Marshall Fields. Full… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$106.40
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Sanctum Books
Published
2008
Condition
New
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$104.83

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. New. 5.1 x 7.7 cm.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$104.83
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
BookVistas
Published
2008
Condition
New
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$104.83

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. New. 5.1 x 7.7 cm.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$104.83
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Vikram Jain Books
Published
2008
Condition
New
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$104.83

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. New. 5.1 x 7.7 cm. Life of Johnson Boswell, James
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$104.83
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
A - Z Books
Published
2008
Condition
New
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$104.83

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. New. 5.1 x 7.7 cm.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$104.83
image of The Life Of Johnson: Including Their Tour To The Hebrides..

The Life Of Johnson: Including Their Tour To The Hebrides..

by James Boswell

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2012-04-06
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781279545119
Item Price
$79.06

Show Details

Description:
Nabu Press, 2012-04-06. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$79.06
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2019
Condition
New
ISBN
9783734093517
Item Price
$76.60

Show Details

Description:
Outlook Verlag, 2019. Hardcover. New. 390 pages. 8.46x6.06x1.22 inches.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$76.60
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2008-01-28
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781604249705
Item Price
$59.29

Show Details

Description:
Book Jungle, 2008-01-28. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$59.29
image of Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

by Boswell, James

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780192835314
Item Price
$54.52

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$54.52
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson; Volume III

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781374885202
Item Price
$49.11

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$49.11
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson; Volume IV

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781374891425
Item Price
$49.11

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$49.11
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781343595637
Item Price
$48.28

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$48.28
image of Life of Johnson: Unabridged (The World's Classics)

Life of Johnson: Unabridged (The World's Classics)

by Boswell, James

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780192815378
Item Price
$47.57

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$47.57
image of Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$45.44
image of Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

by Boswell, James

Seller
Bonita
Condition
New
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$45.16

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. New. Brand New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$45.16
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Voyageur Book Shop
Published
1976
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Later Edition.
Item Price
$40.00

Show Details

Description:
London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press. 1492pp. Blue cloth, silver stamp on spine. Shelf wear. Previous owner name on end paper. Netting is showing at the title page. Text is clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall O5 . Very Good. Hardcover. Later Edition.. 1976.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$40.00
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson; Volume III

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781374885196
Item Price
$38.04

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$38.04
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson; Volume IV

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781374891418
Item Price
$38.04

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$38.04
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781604249705
Item Price
$36.89

Show Details

Description:
Paperback / softback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$36.89
No cover image available

Show Details

Description:
New York: Oxford University Press, 1933. 8vo., 704 pp., Good, Red Cloth, edge-wear, rubbing on covers, some shelf-wear, staining on edge of text block, light damage on spine.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$35.00
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by BOSWELL, James (Introduction by Graham Nicholls)

Seller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
Published
2006
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780760773482
Item Price
$35.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Barnes & Noble, 2006. Softcover. Fine. First edition. First Edition by this Publisher. Fine trade paperback.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$35.00
image of Life of Johnson: Volume 6

Life of Johnson: Volume 6

by Boswell, James

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Like New
ISBN
9783734093500
Item Price
$33.43

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Like New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$33.43
No cover image available

Life of Johnson; Volume 6

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781374817524
Item Price
$31.43

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$31.43
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Bonita
Condition
New
ISBN
9781420967296
Item Price
$31.55

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. New. Brand New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$31.55
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Hackenberg Booksellers ABAA
Published
1976
ISBN
9780192541130
Item Price
$30.00

Show Details

Description:
London, etc.: Oxford University Press, 1976. Edited by R. W. Chapman. A new edition corrected by J. D. Fleeman. xxiv, 1491p., dj (Oxford standard authors).
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$30.00
No cover image available

Life of Johnson: including their Tour to the Hebrides. New Edition.

by BOSWELL, JAMES [ Edited by John Wilson Croker ]:

Seller
Bristow and Garland
Item Price
$28.59

Show Details

Description:
London: John Murray, 1876. Engraved portraits, extra engraved title, plates. Tall 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 inches), 874-pages. Contemporaryu half dark brown morocco, marbled boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Some light rubbing to extremities; overall strongly and well bound, internally very clean.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$28.59
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by James] Boswell

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2002-05-09
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9781404313972
Item Price
$27.84

Show Details

Description:
IndyPublish, 2002-05-09. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$27.84
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781494806460
Item Price
$26.56

Show Details

Description:
Paperback / softback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$26.56
No cover image available

A Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Books4Cause Inc.
Published
1994-03-01
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9789626345207
Item Price
$25.86

Show Details

Description:
Naxos Audio Books, 1994-03-01. Audio Cassette. Very Good. 0.6693 in x 5.5118 in x 4.2402 in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$25.86
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by James] Boswell

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2002-05-09
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781404313972
Item Price
$25.23

Show Details

Description:
IndyPublish, 2002-05-09. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$25.23
image of Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

by James Boswell

Seller
The Monster Bookshop
Published
2008-06-12
Condition
New
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$25.15

Show Details

Description:
Oxford Paperbacks, 2008-06-12. Paperback. New. 6.0914 cent in x 19.2893 cent in x 12.9442 cent in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$25.15
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson (Abridged)

by James Boswell

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2010-01-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781420938647
Item Price
$23.89

Show Details

Description:
Digireads.com, 2010-01-01. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$23.89
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
New
ISBN
9781420967296
Item Price
$21.36

Show Details

Description:
Digireads.com Publishing. New. Special order direct from the distributor
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$21.36
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Craig Hokenson Bookseller
Published
1931
Condition
Good+
Item Price
$20.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Modern Library, 1931. Hardcover. Good+/No Jacket. First edition thus. Stated first edition, of this Modern Library edition. Believe this is the first of the Modern Library 'Giants.' Tight, but the spine is rather well-spotted.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.00
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Chequamegon Book Company
Published
2008
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780199540211
Item Price
$20.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Oxford University Press. Near Fine. 2008. Paperback. 0199540217 . Unabridged. Edited by R. W. Chapman. 1492 pages. This is a very thick book and may cost extra to ship by priority or international mail.; 5 x 7 3/4" .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.00
No cover image available

Life of Johnson; Volume 6

by James Boswell

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9781374817517
Item Price
$18.57

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$18.57
No cover image available

Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Crabtree's Collection Old Books
Published
(1931)
Condition
VG
Item Price
$17.00

Show Details

Description:
NY: Modern Library. VG. (1931). Some browning of eps, spine sunned, worn. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$17.00
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
2020
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781420967296
Item Price
$18.94

Show Details

Description:
Digireads.com Publishing, 2020. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$18.94
image of Life of Johnson (Unabridged)

Life of Johnson (Unabridged)

by James Boswell

Seller
Book Haven
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780192835314
Item Price
$14.13

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press 1998 Paperback. Good. heavy
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.13
image of The Life Of Johnson

The Life Of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2006-11-12
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9781406731224
Item Price
$13.37

Show Details

Description:
Hesperides Press, 2006-11-12. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.37
image of The Life of Johnson

The Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
World of Rare Books
Published
1906
Condition
Acceptable
Item Price
$10.88

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1906. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1906. Reprinted. 718 pages. No dust jacket. Gilt decorated green cloth. Moderate tanning to pages with heavier foxing and tanning to pastedowns and endpapers. Slight dog-eared pages throughout and rough cut edges to text block. Both hinges are cracked with exposed netting and cracks to guttering with exposed netting. Binding is… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.88
image of Life of Johnson

Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
1980
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780192815378
Item Price
$10.70

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1980. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:Former library book; Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.70
image of The Life Of Johnson

The Life Of Johnson

by James Boswell

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2006-11-12
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781406731224
Item Price
$10.42

Show Details

Description:
Hesperides Press, 2006-11-12. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.42
image of Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)

by Boswell, James

Seller
tim tasker-brown
Published
1998
Condition
Good+
ISBN
9780192835314
Item Price
$9.37

Show Details

Description:
Oxford University Press, 1998. Soft cover. Good+. Clean Example
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.37
No cover image available

The Life of Johnson

by Boswell, James

Seller
The Book House - St. Louis
Published
1940
Condition
Good
Item Price
$8.50

Show Details

Description:
London: Oxford University Press, 1940. good trade paperback. 1940. Spine is creased. . Trade Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.50