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Price Realized: $1,375 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2521 Lot 36
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, , 516;  (of ), 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
Estimate $1,500 - 2,500
first edition; second state of page 135 in Volume 1, with "give" on line 10. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,375