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, Ne
Place Published: Dublin
Publisher: John Chambers; John Ershaw; Robert Rhames
Date Published: 1792
Edition: Early printing
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 44479
536; 605; 573pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brown marbled leather with red and black gilt stamped leather title labels and double gilt ruled borders on the spines. The books are in fair and good only condition, with the front board of volume 1 detached, but present, and the text block of volume 2 completely split in two. The extremities are rubbed, there are cracks in the surface of the spines of volumes 2 and 3 that run from the head to the foot, and there are occasional cracks along the joints. There are thin losses from the leather at the ends of the spines, and the underlying boards are exposed at the corners of the covers. The title pages have a contemporary owner's name. There are sporadic cracks in the text blocks.
An early printing of Boswell's famous biography, first published in 1791.