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JOHNSON, Samuel) BOSWELL, James.
The Life of Samuel Johnson, comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order . The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain for near half a century, during which he flourished. The third edition, revised and augmented, in four volumes.
Printed by H. Baldwin & Son for Charles Dilly. 1799. 4 vols, engraved frontispiece portrait & two folding plates. 8vo. Some foxing to plates & sl. offsetting of frontispiece. Entirely uncut in orig. blue paper boards, cream paper spines, printed volume numbers with ms. title; spine sl. darkened & worn with some loss to foot of vol. I & more marginal loss to vols III & IV, & head of vol. III, corners bumped, boards a little dulled & marked. Overall, a very nice copy as issued in the original boards. ESTC T64483. First published in 1791, this is the first edition published after Boswell's death in 1795, edited by Edmond Malone, and considered to be the definitive edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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