Boswell, James Esq.
Title The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons...etc. (Volume the First Only)
Book Condition Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher London T. Cadell, et.al. 1822
Seller ID 004510
London: T. Cadell, et.al., 1822. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of Boswell's famous Life of Samuel Johnson. The Ninth Edition, Revised and Augmented" (First Edition Thus). This is Volume One ONLY of the original four. Full leather binding, with decorative gilt ruling on both covers. Five raised bands can be discerned under a later spine repair that has covered them. The spine has a date of "1822" inked in white near the bottom. Clean text; xxxv, fold-out samples of Johnson's handwriting, and 444 pages. All edges are marbled. Published without a tissue guard, the frontis portrait has mildly offset to the Title Page. The text is exceptionally bright and free of any foxing; mild rubbing around the margins; a very solid copy that is great for reading. . First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.