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Boswell’s Illustrated Life of Johnson

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Boswell’s Illustrated Life of Johnson

Date of publication:

contemporary half morocco

Roger Ingpen


  • George Bayntun
  • Author(s):

  • James Boswell
  • Bryars & Bryars are especially fond of Dr Johnson, having hired his house on Gough Square for our wedding reception

    Boswell, James: The Life of Samuel Johnson [...] Newly Edited with Notes by Roger Ingpen. [...] With 576 illustrations, facsimiles, and maps, including 13 plates in photogravure. Bath: George Bayntun 1925
    2 vols. Royal 8vo. (26 x 19 cms) pp. xl, 576; xvi, 577-1172. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, over patterned paper boards, trivial wear to extremities. A handsome set.

    The text of this comprehensively illustrated edition follows the sixth edition (1811) revised by Boswell’s son, accompanied by the notes of various commentators including Boswell’s friends and contemporaries Edmond Malone and Charles Burney.