The Literary Career of James Boswell, Esq.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1929. 8vo, xliv, 335 pp. Illustrated with facsimile reproductions of several title pages. Original black cloth, printed paper backstrip label (toned and a little chipped), second backstrip label laid in. A largely unopened copy, a little age-toned but very good overall. First edition of this milestone bibliography, reprinted in 1965 and 1967. Pottle writes, "My aim has been to make a thorough-going application of the principles of scientific bibliography to the whole of a literary career, in the conviction that such a study is one of the safest and most fruitful ways of coming to understand the character of the author himself".
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