The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. [-] In Three Volumes. The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. With Additions to Dr. Johnson's Life Recollected, and Received after the Second Edition was Printed.

Boswell, James.

Published by London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. M DCC XCIII. [1793]., 1793
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(Comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished [-]). Three volumes, octavo; size of bindings: 5 ½ in. x 8 5/8 in. x 2 1/8 in (thick), Volume 1: engraved frontispiece portrait (by Sir Joshua Reynolds/ J. Baker, engraver; Samuel Johnson. From the Original Picture in the Possession of James Boswell Esq. Published April 3d. 1793, by C. Dilly); printed titlepage; [i]-xxxix-[lx], [*i]-*xxxviii, [1]-603 pp. (includes: Dedication; Advertisement to the Second Edition; Alphabetical Table of Contents; Shakespeare quotation: p. [xl]; Additions to Dr. Johnson's Life & A Chronological Catalogue of the Prose Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: pp. [*xxiv]-*xxxi; Corrections; Additional Corrections: p. *xxxviii. Volume 2: printed titlepage; [1]-634 pp., at pp. 450-451 is the folding plate: "Round Robin, addressed to Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. with Facsimiles of the Signatures" London: Published as the Act directs, 10 April 1793, by Charles Dilly. H. Shepherd sc. [engraver]. Volume 3: printed titlepage; [1]-711, at pp. 710-711 is: "Fac Similies of Dr. Johnson's hand writing"; London: Published as the Act directs, 10 April 1793, by Charles Dilly. H. Shepherd sc. [engraver]. Bound in old mottled calf, with the spines re-backed in a lighter brown leather, with red and dark green title labels from the earlier binding, gilt-lettered: BOSWELL'S JOHNSON I (+ II + III; two are on later, red leather), with five raised bands; corners have been restored with leather, gilt bordering on cover edges; early paper restoration to the inner hinges of all volumes, with cracking to the hinges of volume three, with repairs, pasting, to inner hinges. Engraved, heraldic bookplates on the front paste-downs: Brice Pearse (motto: In Deo Confido), Lake sc. (engraver), with a more recent, printed book label underneath of these, in each volume. Spine ends show some wear, damp-staining to lower spines, and lower edges, and lower page margins. Cover edges/corners show general wear. Some scattered tan spotting to pages, tanning to frontispiece & plates. The scan shows the spines, and part of the front cover of volume three. Weight: 6 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-536666761

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Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. [-] In ...

Publisher: London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. M DCC XCIII. [1793].

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 2nd Edition

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