first edition Hardcover
1791 · London
by Boswell, James
London: Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full polished calf with gilt and black rules to boards, black ornament to corners, paneled spines with green and red labels with gilt lettering, gilt rules and black stamps, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; bound by Birdsall, Northampton with their mark; mild rubbing, primarily to spine; all edges of text block gilt; small bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, upside down on rear pastedown of volume 2;
Volume 1, page 135, line 10 has 'give', so is in the corrected state; Plates: volume 1, Frontispiece with tissue guard. Opposite page 92, a 'Round Robin' addressed to Samuel Johnson. volume 2, opposite page 588, various facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting; volume two with misnumbered pages, pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586;
MW consignment; shelved case 3. 1321929. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 1321929)