JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND: Johnson Samuel]

JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

Johnson Samuel]

Published by London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1775, 1775
Hardcover
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First edition. Issue with six line errata. 8vo, in a lovely binding of full contemporary polished calf, spine with simple and tasteful raised bands ruled in gilt and a red morocco label, gilt lettered. [3], 384. An especially fine copy, in completely original state with no repairs or restoration whatsoever, highly unusual with both the text and binding in such a fine state of preservation. With excellent provenance and fine baronial bookplate. FIRST EDITION IN A BEAUTIFUL STATE OF PRESERVATION. Johnson undertook this expedition at the ripe old age of 64, but it had its origin in a book, Martin's DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND (1703), which his father gave him in his youth. "His attention was drawn to the anecdote of the man of St. Kilda, who thought that the high church of Glasgow had been carved out of a high rock, and had remarked that there were some in that island 'much higher'. This fascinated him and remained, while life lasted, in his mind.His narrative of the journey was written in a more homely style than many of his previous publications, and it was not meant unkindly" (Courtney and Smith, pp. 118-9). Traditionally this is called the second issue of the first edition owing to the six versus the twelve line errata. It contains Johnson's final corrections (despite the presence of the errata leaf) and is the authorized text of the book. Bookseller Inventory # 26419

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Title: JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

Publisher: London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1775

Publication Date: 1775

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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