Life of Johnson, including Boswell's Journal for a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales by Boswell
Boswell, a Scottish lawyer, kept a detailed daily journal from the age of twenty. In 1763 he met, and subsequently became friends, with Johnson. Their meetings were included in the journal. Johnson travelled to Scotland, spending some 83 days and including a trip to the Hebrides. It was after Johnson's death that the trip to the Hebrides was published as a trial before Boswell embarked on writing The Life of Johnson, a subject taken up by a number of writers and so speed became necessary to beat the competition.
T.e.g., fore-edges and bottom edges rough cut, some minor scuffing and rubbing, some foxing. Very handsome indeed on the shelf. All 14 illustrations and 8 fold-out documents as called for in the six volumes. Very good + .
Binding Half red leather, marbled boards.
Publisher Oxford at the Clarendon Press
Condition Very good +
Pages Six volumes