Item #28377 The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works in Chronological Order [Four volume set]. James Boswell.
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works in Chronological Order [Four volume set]

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works in Chronological Order [Four volume set]

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1807. Very Good. Item #28377

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1807. Fifth Edition, "Revised and Augmented." Four octavo volumes. 478, 496, 480, and 522 pp.; frontispiece engraved by Robert Cooper after the famous Reynolds portrait of Johnson; a tipped-in fold-out reproduction of a "Round Robin" Johnsonian parlor game; and a tipped-in fold-out sheet showing facsimiles of Johnson's handwriting, the latter two bound to end of text of volume IV. Contemporary calf boards rebacked with modern calf spine spine elaborately decorated in gilt; new endpapers; dark topstains; edges else sprayed red.

Boards edgeworn with exposure, signs of professional repair to edges and joints. Bindings sound, spotting to plates and pages else unmarked. A Very Good professionally restored and still attractive set.

Price: $400.00