1897 The Life of Samuel Johnson & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Prize Binding, Rebound
A smart copy of this noted biography of eighteenth-century English writer, Samuel Johnson, whose most notable works include A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759), and London, A Poem (1738).
Written by James Boswell, noted eighteenth-century biographer and writer and close personal friend of Samuel Johnson.
Including five illustrated plates, one of which is folding, collated and complete.
This edition is accompanied by The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, the memoir of a journey James Boswell took with Samuel Johnson.
Bound in full morocco prize binding by Rotherham Grammar School, with their gilt crest to the front board.
Prize bookplate to the front pastedown from Rotherham Grammar School, dated 1898.
In full morocco prize binding with Rotherham Grammar School, with the gilt crest to the front board. Externally, smart, with some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, joints, and extremities. Some light shelf wear to the boards. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, front hinge just a touch tender. Remaining binding is firm. Pages are lightly age-toned to the extremities, but otherwise pages are generally clean throughout.
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