Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 1,375
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Engraved portrait of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume 1; 2 plates in Volume 2. xii, [16], 516; [2] (of [4]), 588 pages; lacks initial blank in Volume 2. 2 volumes. 4to, 275x211 mm, contemporary tree calf gilt, expertly rebacked retaining original backstrips and endpapers; attractive set overall, with contents clean apart from light foxing on portrait, toning on the other plates, and isolated negligible foxing elsewhere; 1/4 morocco folding case. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791

Additional Details

first edition; second state of page 135 in Volume 1, with "give" on line 10. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463.