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Boswell, James 
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS... LONDON: HENRY BALDWIN FOR CHARLES DILLY, 1791
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Boswell, James 
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS... LONDON: HENRY BALDWIN FOR CHARLES DILLY, 1791
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Boswell, James 
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS... LONDON: HENRY BALDWIN FOR CHARLES DILLY, 1791
2 volumes, 4to (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.; 270 x 210 mm). Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson by J. Heath after Reynolds, 2 plates; some spotting, offset on title, closed closed tear to p. 411 (vol. I), small closed marginal tears pp. 347-352 (vol. II). Contemporary polished tree calf, spine richly gilt, in a marbled-boards slipcase; rebacked with original spine laid down, upper joint of vol. II weak, head of vol. I spine chipped.
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Provenance

Bromley Literary Institute (oval library stamp on each title) — William Danby (engraved armorial bookplate on laminated paper) — Sotheby's New York (15 June 2012, lot 114)

Literature

Grolier English 65; Pottle 79

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of this classic biography, along with a later edition of Hawkins, offering additional details and another point of view on this celebrated personality.

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