January 15, 2020 01:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

[Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works in Chronological Order, etc.] by James Boswell (Scottish, 1740-1795), London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791, first edition, second state, with the correct reading "give" on line 10 of page 135, two volumes, bound in full leather with four raised bands and morocco spine labels, volume one with portrait frontispiece of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of the greatest English biographies, each 11 x 9 in.

Provenance:Collection from an Important American Family


some light loss to leather on both volumes, possible replaced back straps, volume two front board starting but holding

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