The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson … containing some poetical pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the tour, and never before published: a series of his conversation, literary anecdotes, and opinions of men and books … From the London edition, revised and corrected by the author.

Philadelphia: John F. Watson, 1810. First American edition, 8vo, pp. xvi, [2], 412; contemporary marbled boards rebacked and retipped, new red morocco label on spine; title a bit browned, else a very good, sound copy. Another edition was published in Boston later the same year. "Though the Life is a vaster and richer piece of work, no one will maintain that it displays Boswell's unique gift for biography better than the Tour. Indeed, most lovers of Boswell will agree that the Tour as a whole, is more consistently good than the Life; that is, that nowhere in the Life could one find so many consecutive first-class pages as those that compose this book" (Pottle). The book published is almost the same as the actual journal that was kept in 1773. When Johnson's death made it possible for Boswell to publish the manuscript, he only added an introduction and a conclusion before giving it to the printer. Pottle 63. Item #24722

Price: $350.00

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