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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. (The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. Three-Volume Set.)
Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, London 1793 - Contemporary calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt-stamped lettering in morocco spine labels; three volumes; [1] (title-p.), xxxix, [1], 603, plus engraved frontis.; [1], 634, plus folding plate (engraved "Round Robin"); [1], 711, plus folding plate at rear (facsimile of Johnson's handwriting in his 16th year, 35th year, and last year of his life). Volumes I and II rebacked, Volume III rebacked with bottom board in newer calf; spine of Volume I a little dry and wrinkled; hinges of Volumes II and III reinforced. All Volumes -- corners rubbed; scattered foxing throughout. The second edition "was the last actually published in [Boswell's] lifetime. There were also many pleasant and characteristic sentences introduced in this edition which naturally dropped out when the text was shaken together by Malone" (Pottle). A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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