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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.