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BOSWELL, James.

The Life of Samuel Johnson.

Edited by Arnold Glover of the Inner Temple, with an Introduction by Austin Dobson.

London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1901 Stock Code: 140188
£575.00

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First Railton edition, one of the most attractive illustrated editions of Boswell's great book, presented here in a handsome period half morocco binding. Herbert Railton (1857-1910) was one of the finest "black and white" architectural artists of the period, "who rapidly developed his own, distinctive broken-line technique which enthused many followers, few of whom reached his standard the combination of picturesque subject matter and delicate penwork greatly appealed to the general public" (ODNB).

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Description

3 volumes, large octavo (218 x 155 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, marbled sides, single ruled gilt to boards, raised bands to spine, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard to each volume, 17 similar plates and 85 illustrations by Herbert Railton in the text.

Condition

Boards a touch rubbed, mild foxing to edges, prelims and endmatter. An excellent set.

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