".to Which are Added, Anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. and Notes by various Hands." Complete in ten volumes, 1835. Printed by A. Spottiswoode, London. Later half-leather bindings, by Root & Son, (binder's stamp to front free-endpapers), in claret polished calf, with crisp blind-stamped rules to the boards and with crisp gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spines, each spine with two green morocco labels with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. Handsome marbled paper hardboards. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Almost no observable scuffing to the boards or leather and on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. T.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. Text pages with copious footnotes and Vol. X with index. Each volume with lithograph frontispiece and half title page vignette: for example, Vol. I with frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson and with vignette depicting the house in which Johnson was born. Fold-out facsimile letter between pp. 208-209 of Vol. VI. Red ribbon page markers. As to all volumes, preliminaries foxed. To a rear FEP in each volume, tiny sticker of previous bookseller. Else very clean. Very Good Plus copies. Scarce in any condition. An exceptionally handsome set of bindings, and a pleasure to hold in hand. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D., ...
Publisher: John Murray
Publication Date: 1835
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
Edition: First Edition Thus.
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