The Life of Samuel Johnson. James Boswell.

The Life of Samuel Johnson.

1826. London: William Pickering, and Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler, 1826.

4 vols., 8vo, (xxi), 394; 416; 395; 428 pp. Original red buckram, black labels, engraved portrait of Boswell and Round Robin plate and a facsimile of Johnson's handwriting; a very good copy of the large-paper edition in the original binding. Bookplate of H.L. Hobart. Pickering 8pp. ads at front of vol. 1.

§ Limited to 50 copies on large paper, CBEL II, 1214; Keynes, p. 54; Pottle 90: "This edition in four volumes large octavo is the most beautiful that has yet appeared. The editor was Francis Pearson Walesby (1798-1858) Fellow of Lincoln College and afterwards (1829-34) Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford who in the previous year had edited the edition of Johnson's works in the Oxford English Classics, with which this edition of the Life is uniform. This is the first edition of the Life to include a portrait of Boswell as a frontispiece." Item #122670

Price: $795.00

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