The Life of Samuel Johnson
including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell.London: John Murray, 1831 Stock Code: 24392
NotesFirst edition edited by John Wilson Croker and "the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill 1887" (ODNB).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).
6 volumes, octavo (210 x 130 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, gilt banded spines, marbled sides, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.
Engraved portrait frontispieces, maps and plates.
A few bumps and scuffs to bindings, some foxing but an attractive set.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220