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Boswell, James
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. BOSTON: W. ANDREWS AND L. BLAKE, 1807
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
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Boswell, James
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. BOSTON: W. ANDREWS AND L. BLAKE, 1807
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Boswell, James
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. BOSTON: W. ANDREWS AND L. BLAKE, 1807
3 volumes, 8vo (232 x 140mm.), first American edition, frontispiece portrait by D. Edwin after "portrait in Boswell's possession", folding plates of Round Robin and facsimiles of Johnson's hand, ORIGINAL PAPER-BACKED MARBLED BOARDS, preserved in matching collector's slipcase, some browning and spotting, a few tiny edge-tears, neat repairs to spines with some expert restoration (3)
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Provenance

H. Laight, ownership signature dated 1808 in volume 3; Sotheby's New York, 12 December 1991, lot 160

Literature

Pottle 85

Catalogue Note

A very rare copy in boards of the first American edition.

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