"THAT DIALOGUE OF MIND, HEART AND VOICE"
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London, 1791. Two volumes.
First edition, first state of "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements." The copy of politician, traveler, and writer John Cam Hobhouse, the Baron Broughton, most famous for his long-running and very close friendship with Lord Byron, with his engraved armorial bookplate. $27,000.