Garden City: Gabriel Wells / Doubleday, Page, 1922. First printing of this edition. Octavo, ten volumes. One of 785 numbered copies (this being No. 122). Publisher's quarter cream vellum, brown paper boards, paper spine labels, brown paper dust jackets with paper spine labels, gilt top page edges, page fore-edges and bottom page edges deckle. Lacking extra spine labels (commonly laid in each volume).
The Temple Bar Edition is unique to the surplus of Johnsonian scholarship, combining knowledge of Johnson's family history, photographs from the Adam collection in Buffalo (among the rarest and most valuable Johnsonian collections), and research enveloping Johnson and his relations to other writers, scholars, and clergyman.
Toned spines, and large bookplates on the front pastedowns all but one volume (the same volume with a neat split to the front hinge), and a repair to the jacket spine label of volume one, else Near Fine.
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