The Life of Samuel Johnson. The Temple Bar Edition, Including 'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides'. James BOSWELL, Clement SHORTER, intr.

The Life of Samuel Johnson. The Temple Bar Edition, Including 'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides'.

New York, NY: Gabriel Wells, 1922. FINELY BOUND. In ten volumes. Medium Octavo. With a frontispiece engraving of Johnson and other engraved plates. No. 115 of 750 sets originally for sale. With a bibliographical introduction by Clement Shorter and an introduction to each vol. by the following: Aleyn Lyell Reade; Augustine Birrell; Prof. Trent; G.K. Chesterton; Edward Newton; John Drinkwater; R.B. Adam; Walter De La Mare; Prof. Tinker and Richard Ashe King. In contemporary half brown morocco by SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE, with raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Top edges gilt and marbled boards and end-papers. Some wear to joints, otherwise near-fine. A superlative edition of Boswell's magnum opus. Item #45922

Price: £1,200.00

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