THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. James BOSWELL.

THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. First Edition. hardcover. Three octavo (6-1/4" x 10") volumes bound in full Winterbottom linen buckram with red leather spine labels stamped in gold. Printed at the Curwen Press, this is an important edition of this classic in that it is the first published edition to contain marginalia by Hester Thrale Piozzi. Two different copies, one belonging to Colonel Ralph Isham and the other to Harvard bequeathed by Amy Lowell, each annotated by Thrale, were used to create this edition. Copy #263 of 1500 copies illustrated with three frontispieces. Issued unsigned. Spines mildly sunned as almost always the case due to the sensitive linen bindings, with some faint stains to the covers of one volume. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase. Item #009529

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