1831 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. 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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An Important Work, Leather Binding, Rebound, Signed Binding
A new edition of Scottish biographer James Boswell's celebrated biography of Samuel Johnson, often described as one of the greatest English biographies of all time. Edited by John Wilson Croker.
In charming full crushed morocco binding signed 'WPE'.
Vignette illustration to title page. Complete with half title. Decorations to tissue guard to face title page.
With copious notes and biographical illustrations by Edmond Malone.
Samuel Johnson was an English author, well-known in the literary world for his many lasting contributions to various areas of humanist art, including poetry, essay-writing, biography, and more. He is described by the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biographies' as the most distinguished man of letters in English history.
This biography is notable for its extensive reports of Johnson's conversation, compiled through Boswell's acquaintance of Johnson since 1763. Originally published in 1791.
In full morocco binding with five raised bands, gilt lettering to spine, gilt to edges. Externally very smart with light fading to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally very clean throughout.
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