The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnsoniana (Five Volumes). James Boswell, Hester Thrale Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Thomas Percy, Thomas Campbell, Joshua Reynolds, Fanny Burney, Alexander Napier, Robina Napier, as Mme d'Arblay, ed.
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnsoniana (Five Volumes)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnsoniana (Five Volumes)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnsoniana (Five Volumes)

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnsoniana (Five Volumes)

Very Good. Item #6164

London: George Bell and Sons, 1884. First Edition Thus. Octavo; Vol I lv + 583pp; Vol II xi + 570pp; Vol III xi + 568pp; Vol IV xv + 469pp; Vol V xiii + 432pp. Fifty-three engravings of portraits, dwellings, locales, manuscripts, and signatures dispersed throughout the five volumes; two-color fold-out map in Vol IV. Appendices in every volume. Index to the Life and the Tour in Vol IV; index to the Johnsoniana in Vol V.

Teal boards with cloth spines in ivory; gilt spine lettering. Text block top edge roughly trimmed, other edges untrimmed.

All panels lightly soiled, without prominent stains. Back panel of Vol V has residue of shelf-adjacent paper volume on upper third. All spines sun-baked to the point of brittleness, with some resulting vertical segments missing, and chipping/tearing to spine crowns and feet. Spine lettering unaffected, for the most part; now protected in mylar. All joints and hinges good. Text blocks unmarred and unmarked, with many unopened pages; light foxing throughout. Map of Hebrides route in Vol IV complete, without misfolds. All engravings and tissue guards present.

The major 19th-century "one stop shop" edition for Boswell's Johnson and for the Johnsoniana collected from the Doctor's direct intimates.

Price: $150.00