The Life of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D., Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

London: John Murray, 1835. First printing of the ten volume edition. Originally published in 1831 in five volumes. 12mo, ten volumes. Contemporary red half-calf with red cloth boards, gilt spine titles, maroon ribbon markers, and brown endpapers.

John Murray, the publisher, commissioned John Wright to radically revise the original 1831 edition, edited by John W. Croker. Wright then placed in two supplementary volumes (nine and ten) all the material from the main text not written by Boswell or Johnson, and newly engraved title pages for each volume were added.

Very Good plus or better. Light shelfwear to all volumes, with small owner initials on the front pastedowns of each, light fading to the extremities, and light scattered foxing throughout (heavily to the frontispieces and title pages).

An elegant and unique set, commonly seen with marbled endpapers.

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Price: $375.00