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Boswell, James
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. including a journal of his tour to the Hebrides . A new edition. With numerous additions and notes, by John Wilson Croker, LL.D. F.R.S.
John Murray, London, 1831. First Crocker edition, 5 volumes, 8vo, each volume with engraved frontispiece, plus the round-robin plate and a map of the Hebrides; contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, maroon and brown morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; light wear to extremities, upper joint of vol. 1 rubbed but firm, lower corner of vol. 3 bumped, a near fine copy. This edition still stands as a monument of Johnsonian scholarship; but it was badly edited and much (famously) condemned by Macaulay. Seeing the problem, Murray hastily engaged Wright to do a make-over and republished it in 1835. Pottle 91: The publication of this remarkable edition opens an entirely new era in the history of Boswell's book." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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