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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON; 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. Samuel Johnson, By James Boswell. THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON; 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.
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. Two volumes. First edition, first state with "gve" p.135, Volume I. Quarto (4to), full-leather boards sympathetically recased with original contemporary mottled calf laid down over boards; spines with gilt-lettered black leather title and volume labels and gilt rule. Text blocks appear to have been trimmed approximately 1/8" on tops, bottoms and fore edges, Engraved portrait of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I and two engraved plates in Volume II, as called for. Foxing to plates and opposing pages, otherwise both volumes are quite clean, Housed in custom half-morocco slipcase and chemise. BOSWELL'S JOHNSON, THE MOST CELEBRATED BIOGRAPHY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

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ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D: During the last Twenty Years of His Life. Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi. ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D: During the last Twenty Years of His Life.
London: Cassell & Co Ltd. 1887. First edition. A selection from Cassell's National Library Series. Edited by Professor Henry Morley. Piozzi and her first husband, Henry Thrale, were intimates of Samuel Johnson's. A pocket-sized book with decorative boards and ads for other Cassell books and products on endpapers. Binding a little soiled and shaken but still intact, otherwise about very good with spine ends frayed.

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