1823 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 compositions, Never Before Published; The Whole Exhibiting A View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain For Near Half A Century During Which He Flourished
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This classic work was a huge critical success, and is a significant landmark in the development of genre of biography. James Boswell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1740. A successful diarist and biographer, he is best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson was a poet, essayist, literary critic and lexicographer. Born in 1709, Johnson was a committed Tory, and a devout Anglican. Frontispiece to volume I by Sir Joshua Reynold, engraved by E Mitchell. Previous owners bookplate to each volume, reads 'Abraham Bower'.
In half leather binding. Externally, very smart. Minor rubbing to the head and tail of the spine. Small amount of loss to the head of volume III. Rubbing to the extremities, and to the front and rear boards of each volume. Previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with the odd spot throughout.
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