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Item Description: John Murray, 1835. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 10 volumes, small octavos, 3/4 calf leather over red-marbled boards, 1st ed. thus (1835: vols 1,.8, 9, 10 + 1844, vols.2-7: new edition with additions by John Wilson Croker), various pagination, gilt-decorated spines (all labels present), top edges gilt. Exteriors rubbed & scuffed, vol. vi only is missing 1 inch piece of leather at bottom of spine; all with light wear to spine ends & board edges; owners bookplate in every vol. (William H. Brawley), all plates present but are foxed or off-set; text clean with some scattered foxing, NO cracked hinges; vol. vii only with abrasion on front endpapers Due to size (8 lbs), extra cost to ship overseas / expedited. Originally 8 volumes, changed to 10 with addition of new material with new title pages. Bookseller Inventory # 234081

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BOSWELL, JAMES

Published by J.B. LIPPINCOTT, PHILADELPHIA, PA (1865)

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From: Gian Luigi Fine Books (Albany, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: J.B. LIPPINCOTT, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1865. FULL CALF LEATHER. Book Condition: GOOD ONLY. FIRST EDITION. marbled endpapers, volume 1 & vol. 3 have spine label missing, hinges weak, some leather spine loss. Bookseller Inventory # 010622

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1835. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. This is a rare find, a first edition 1835 10 volume set all in full red leather with five raised bands, two bands in brown leather with gilt lettering and marbelized end papers. The edges have an embossed gilt edging. The red leather covers have a large gilt embossed design in the center and decorated corners. They measure 4 1/4 x 6 1/2. The tissue guard is missing from volumes 1,8, and 9. In vol 1, the half title page has pulled away from the fep. There are no loose pages and no markings. There is light edgewear, rubbing, at the spine ends. The previous owner, Robert Bruce Boswell, wrote in Vol I, "Stellingfleet Prize for reading in chapel 1867'. "The above was a money prize which I devoted in 1906 (Dec) to binding this and other biographies which already belonged to me. RBB 30.10.1912" (Could he be a distant relation to The Boswell?) Overall the conditions are very good plus. This complete red leather set is a rare find in this condition. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 21343

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1831. First Crocker edition, 8vo, each volume with engraved frontispiece, plus the round-robin plate and a map of the Hebrides; contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, maroon morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; vol. 1 rebacked with old spine laid down; joints cracked on vols. 2-5 (cords holding, and in the case of vol. 5, barely holding), top of vol. 4 slightly chipped. This edition still stands as a monument of Johnsonian scholarship; but it was badly edited, much (and famously) condemned by Macaulay. Seeing the problem, Murray hastily engaged Wright to do a make-over and republished it in 1835. Pottle 91: The publication of this remarkable edition opens an entirely new era in the history of Boswell's book.". Bookseller Inventory # 25405

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