JOHNSON ON EDUCATION, FRIENDSHIP, MORALITY, WINE, AND WOMEN: 1836 ILLUSTRATED LARGE-PAPER FIRST EDITION OF JOHNSONIANA
(JOHNSON, Samuel). Johnsoniana: or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr. Johnson. London: John Murray, 1836. Thick quarto, early 20th-century three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2800.
First edition, large-paper issue, of this compendium of Johnsonisms, illustrated with 45 engraved portraits and scenes, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son.
These quotes and anecdotes of Dr. Johnson were collected by members of his circle, including Hester Thrale Piozzi, Reynolds, Bishop Percy, Fanny Burney, Hannah More, and many others. Lowndes, 1221. Bookplate.
Occasional foxing. A near-fine, handsomely bound copy of the large-paper issue.