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The Life of Samuel Johnson. Three volume set. Associate copy
London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly. G : in good condition without dust jackets as issued. Minor rubbing and wear to boards - volume 2 with sm. area of loss to leather on front board. Previous owner's inscriptions to feps. Corner tear to pp17-18 (vol 1) with no loss to text. Ink dedication laid-in to volume 1. 1793. Second Edition revised and augmented. Full leather covers. xxxvi, 603pp, 34pp, 711pp :: Engraved frontis plate of Samuel Johnson after Joshua Reynolds (volume 1); folding plates (volume 2 and to rear of volume 3) :: 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6") :: First octavo edition of Boswell's 'Life of Johnson'. Published April 3rd 1793 Second Edition, second state: v.1 p.135 line 10 states 'give' as in corrected version. Front endpaper of volume 1 with pasted copperplate inscription relating to Francis Barber, Dr. Johnson's manservant and heir: 'Francis Barber the faithful valued black son of Dr Samuel Johnson who died in the infirmary of Stafford February 13th 1801' Previous owner's name (John Darlington) and date of 1853 to feps .
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