SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND SET OF BOSWELL’S LIFE OF JOHNSON AND JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, Including A Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides. London: John Murray, 1848. Ten volumes. Small octavo, later full tan morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, raised bands, blue morocco doublures with gilt frame and centerpiece devices, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened.
A splendid set of Boswell's celebrated biography of Samuel Johnson and his Tour to the Hebrides, Illustrated with frontispiece and engraved title page in each volume, and 25 plates and facsimiles, many folding. Exquisitely bound by Riviere & Son.
This edition contains additional material in the form of anecdotes supplied by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, and Steevens.
An exceptionally fine set.