Being the Life of Samuel Johnson abridged from James Boswell's complete text and from "The Tour of the Hebrides".London: G. Bell and Sons,  Stock Code: 149599
An attractive copy of the first thin-paper edition.
Octavo (183 x 121 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun Riviere in full brown morocco, titles and decoration to spine in gilt, raised bands, boards ruled in gilt, gilt portrait tooled to front board, turn-ins richly gilt,marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
Numerous illustrations by E. H. Shepard.
A fine copy.
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