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Picturesque Beauties of Boswell.
4to., half calf recently rebacked by Bernard Middleton over original marble paper boards, spine with contrasting leather label, gilt centre tools. 20 etchings by Rowlandson after S. Collings. Folded plates recently rehinged and washed. Skilful repaired tear to one plate. Imprint slightly shaved on a couple of plates. A very good collection. First edition. The complete suite of plates bound without title-pages but with a manuscript list of plates entitled "Plates in ridicule of Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides" bound in. The plates were issued originally in 2 oblong folio parts in wrappers with letterpress title-pages but no text apart from the captions on the plates. "Very rare in this state" (Falk). Boswell's account of his tour to the Hebrides with Johnson had been published the year before.
      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
Last Found On: 2013-11-29           Check availability:      Direct From Bookseller    


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