The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ... The second edition, revised and augmented. James Boswell.
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ... The second edition, revised and augmented
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ... The second edition, revised and augmented
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ... The second edition, revised and augmented
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ... The second edition, revised and augmented

The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ... The second edition, revised and augmented

London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. First London octavo, third edition overall following the first of 1791 and the Dublin octavo of 1792; 3 volumes, pp. [2], xviii, [*i]-*xxxvi, [2],[xvii]-xxxix, [1], 603, [1]; [2], 634; [2], 711, [1]; frontispiece portrait, folding "Round Robin" plate, folding facsimile of Johnson's handwriting; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, 5red leather labels on spines, black numbering pieces (that on vol. II a little chipped); in all a good, sound set, or better, unrestored; in a recent brown cloth slipcase. This copy has the extra leaf *c3 in volume one with "additional corrections" and all the misprints identified by Rothschild, with the exception that page 408 of volume three is printed incorrectly. Bookplates of Lord Rendelsham in each volume. "The text of the second edition ... deserves a close study. Although we believe that the third represents the form in which Boswell would ultimately have arranged [the] supplementary material, we can never be sure of it, for this edition was the last actually published in his lifetime. There were also many pleasant and characteristic sentences introduced in this edition which naturally dropped out when the text was shaken together by Malone" Pottle 81. Rothschild 468. Item #53381

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