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Books, James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson..." Extra-Illustrated Edition

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James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson. Together with the Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Johnsoniana." Extra-Illustrated Edition. Leatherbound. Five volumes. Octavos. Bound in full red morocco gilt by Bayntun of Bath with gilt edges. Colored, engraved frontispieces and additional titles to each volume, hand-colored steel engraved plates and folding map of the Hebrides. Extra-illustrated with numerous additional portraits and scraps relevant to the personages of the time, a few double-page. Very good. Published in London by George Bell in 1884. A fine extra-illustrated of Boswell's "Life of Johnson," lavishly illustrated with numerous portraits and engravings. James Boswell (1740-1795), 9th Laird of Auchinleck, was a Scottish biographer, diarist, and lawyer, born in Edinburgh. He is best known for his biography of his friend and older contemporary, the English writer Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language. All listed dimensions are for a single volume.

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