Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Boswell, James (1740-1795)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.

London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791.

First edition, two large quarto volumes, with engraved frontispiece of Johnson (1709-1784) by James Heath after Joshua Reynolds' portrait bound opposite the title in the first volume, and two pages of engraved facsimile plates; with the usual leaves canceled, "give" on page 135 in the first volume, with usual misnumberings; bound in full uniform contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked, housed in custom chemises and labeled slipcase; 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (2)

Tinker 338; Grolier English 65; Rothschild 463; ESTC T64481.

Ex libris Christopher Clark Geest (1936-2023)