HANDSOME SET OF BOSWELL’S LIFE OF JOHNSON
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. The Sixth Edition, Revised and Augmented. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Four volumes. Octavo, early full tan calf, elaborately blind- and gilt-stamped boards and spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $1700.
Sixth edition of Boswell’s celebrated Life of Johnson.
With engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds and two folding facsimiles of signed documents. Early owner signatures.
Light foxing to endpapers. A beautiful set.