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BOSWELL, James.

BOSWELL, James.

Rare books by James Boswell, including first editions, signed first editions & emphemera, and finely bound sets of The Life of Samuel Johnson.

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  1. 129018
    First edition of Boswell's first important publication; "with its reports of the gallant islanders and a Plutarchan depiction of General Pascal Paoli paralleled with several classical heroes, it was an immediate success. The work was widely read and translated, stimulated great interest in Paoli and the Corsican cause, brought... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 129018

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  2. 129020
    First edition of this collection of twenty essays compiled by Boswell as part of his long-standing campaign on behalf of the Corsican insurgents seeking independence from the Genoese - his first important work had been An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli, published by... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 129020

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  3. 9415_9_Boswell
    First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November... Learn More
    £185,000

    Stock Code: 119415

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  4. 122700
    First edition. "Boswell's Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation, it sought to dramatize its subject in his authorial... Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 122700

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  5. 113880
    First octavo edition, the second overall, of "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation" (ODNB). Boswell set about compiling his many thousands... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 113880

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  6. 122494
    First edition edited by John Wilson Croker and "the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill 1887" (ODNB). A handsomely bound set. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who worked in binding from about 1820 to 1859. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 122494

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  7. The Life of Samuel Johnson...
    First edition edited by John Wilson Croker and "the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill 1887" (ODNB). This set has the additional volume of Johnsoniana (1836). Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 24392

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  8. 12631
    Extra illustrated edition, bound by Riviere and Son. This set has the additional volume of Johnsoniana, or Supplement to Boswell (1836). Learn More
    £1,950

    Stock Code: 12631

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