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The Life of Samuel Johnson: The Works of James Boswell

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Black's Readers Service Company: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79330

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Britain's renowned Dr. Johnson won fame by dint of this biography by his friend, James Boswell; first published in 1791. Offered in a book club reprint of the work which has been abridged, and with an introduction, by Bergen Evans. Includes a facsimile of the original title page. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a hint of a bump to tail of spine, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xv, 559 pages View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set)

By: BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor)

Price: $281.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Stock No.: 78675

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language." This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling; top edges gilt. Volumes lack dust jackets. --- With a tear to the cloth at the back joint of Volume I, s... View more info