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BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First 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 1775. This assistance... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
BOSWELL, James. An Account of Corsica,
Glasgow : 1768First 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 its author wide fame in... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 129018
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson,
London : 1791First 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 greatness and formidable... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 122700
BOSWELL, James. British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans: By Several Hands.
London : 1769First 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 the Dilly brothers in the previous... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 129020
HOWARD, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
Warrington : 1777 & 1780First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject" (PMM), here bound with the 1780 Appendix in a particularly attractive contemporary binding from the library of James Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield (1750-1811), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. "From... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 136194
HAMILTON, Sir William. Observations on Mount Vesuvius,
London : 1774First published in 1772 and again in the following year. "While stationed at Naples, Hamilton developed a great interest in volcanoes, earning a contemporary European reputation as 'the modern Pliny' and the 'professor of earthquakes'. 'I am mad on the subject of volcanoes', he wrote to Greville on 3 March 1778... Vesuvius erupted several times during... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 135652
[MACDONALD, Andrew.] L'Indépendant, nouvelle anglaise imitée par M. Soulès.
A Geneve, : 1788First edition of each work. The Independent (1784) was an English-language novel in two volumes by the ill-fated Scottish poet and playwright Andrew Macdonald (1757-1790). It is here "imitated" by the French historian and translator François Soulés (1748-1809), author of the two-volume Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise (London, 1785),... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111406
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436