A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. [First edition, first issue].: Johnson, Samuel. A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. [First edition, first issue].: Johnson, Samuel. A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. [First edition, first issue].: Johnson, Samuel. A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. [First edition, first issue].: Johnson, Samuel.

A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. [First edition, first issue].

Johnson, Samuel.

Published by Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1775
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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London, octavo, [4], [1]-384 p. The true first edition, first issue, with a 12-line errata page and appropriate D8 and *U4 cancels. Page 296 is misnumbered as “226”. ***Condition: A VG+ copy bound in recent half leather and antique-style paper-covered boards. The gilt-ruled backstrip bears a gilt-lettered red leather label. The covers are near pristine; spine decoration and lettering bold and bright. Joints and hinges solid, binding firm. There is light toning/spotting to the original endpapers and title page, but the remainder of the text is clean, crisp and bright. The only evidence of prior ownership is contemporary inked initials “L.B.P.” on the title page. ***Content: This classic travelogue documents Johnson’s journey (accompanied by Boswell) through northern Scotland, the Hebrides and other islands. It contains perceptive observations on history, social customs and political conditions, agricultural and farming practices, wildlife and scenery, with poignant, personal commentary on the hardy inhabitants of the region. A handsome copy of a rare book, only 2000 copies were printed. Bookseller Inventory # OG5056

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Title: A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland...

Publisher: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand

Publication Date: 1775

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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