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; and various original pieces of his composition never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain… The ninth edition, revised and augmented. In four volumes.

London: T. Cadell, F.C. & J. Rivington [et al.], 1822. First Chambers edition; 4 volumes, 8vo, pp. [2], xxxv, [1], 444; [2], 462; [2], 446; [2], 495; engraved frontispiece portrait after Reynolds, folding engraved facsimile of Johnson's handwriting, folding engraved Round Robin plate; contemporary brown cloth with printed paper labels on spines; short crack in cloth at the top of the front joint on vol. I; leaf 2F1 in vol. 1 torn in the gutter (no loss of text), almost detached, and bound out of order; otherwise a good, sound set. It would be tempting to call this binding original, and perhaps it is, although certainly a remainder binding if true. "This edition was edited by Boswell's friend Alexander Chambers. In his Advertisement Chalmers says that at Malone's request he contributed a few notes and corrections to the sixth edition, 'and has now added many more, as well as some additional particulars.' … His additional notes to this edition are not extensive but are solid and useful" (Pottle). Pottle 89. Item #26274

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