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Boswell, James
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry London 1785. In publisher's original boards and paper spine, without label. Uncut page edges. 9 x 5 1/2 inches. Second edition. With initial blank, half-title page, title page, dedication [3], advertisement, contents [11], 1-528, Appendix [6], publishers advertisement for Boswell's Life of Johnson, blank. Book plate of Edward J. Thomson, the British scholar, novelist, historian and translator. Light damp staining to the edges of a few preliminary pages, all others are fairly clean with text block tight and square. A remarkable unbound, unaltered survivor in the form in which the book was originally published. Most often the purchaser would have send the book to a binder for custom rebinding, commonly quarter of full leather. In this form most copies would not survive use or even exposure on a shelf. This one has, superbly. In a handsome brown leather case. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Different Drummer Books [Niantic, CT, U.S.A.]
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