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Boswell, James (1740-1795) The Life of Samuel Johnson.
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791.
First edition, two large quarto volumes, with stipple engraved portrait of Johnson by Heath after Joshua Reynolds, and two additional full-page engravings; page 135 line 10 with typographical error corrected from "gve" to "give"; bound in uniform contemporary diced russia, rebacked, 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.
[together with] Samuel Johnson's (1709-1784) A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, London: for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1775, octavo, contemporary boards, rebacked, 8 1/4 x 5 in. (3)
Life of Johnson: ESTC T64481; Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Tinker 338.