1793 Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell FAMOUS English Biography 3v SET

BOSWELL, James

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“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.” 

― Samuel Johnson

 

Samuel Johnson was a famous English writer and scholar most known for his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ as well as a collection of biographical accounts of eminent English poets. In the mid-1700s, Johnson met James Boswell, a Scottish biographer who wrote an extensive biography of Johnson, which, according to a number of experts, is the greatest biography in the English language!

 

This 1793 second edition is exquisitely bound in beautiful leather – an absolutely stunning three-volume set. The most notable aspect of this editions is that it was the last edition published during Boswell’s life. It should also be noted that following the successes of the 1791 first edition, countless letters, stories, and material on Johnson’s life was given to Boswell creating a much lengthier second edition.

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1793 Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell FAMOUS English Biography 3v SET

 

“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.” 

― Samuel Johnson

 

Samuel Johnson was a famous English writer and scholar most known for his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ as well as a collection of biographical accounts of eminent English poets. In the mid-1700s, Johnson met James Boswell, a Scottish biographer who wrote an extensive biography of Johnson, which, according to a number of experts, is the greatest biography in the English language!

 

This 1793 second edition is exquisitely bound in beautiful leather – an absolutely stunning three-volume set. The most notable aspect of this editions is that it was the last edition published during Boswell’s life. It should also be noted that following the successes of the 1791 first edition, countless letters, stories, and material on Johnson’s life was given to Boswell creating a much more lengthy second edition.

 

Item number: #6388

Price: $950

 

BOSWELL, James

 

The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D : comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in Chronological order ; a series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many eminent persons ; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In three volumes. The second edition, revised and augmented. By James Boswell, Esq.

 

London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, MDCCXCIII. [1793]. Second edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • I – [2], xviii, [*xxxvi], [1], xviii-xxxix, [1], 603, [1]
    • II – 2, 634
    • III – 2, 711, [1]
      • Folding plate of Johnson’s handwriting; engraved portrait frontispiece
    • References: Lowndes 242;
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8.75in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)
    • Auction records and price comparisons at $2,000

 

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Categories

Literature

European History

Authors

BOSWELL, James

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete