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Book Description

xii, [16] contents & errata, 516pp; [2], 588 [i.e. 586]pp, engraved portrait frontispiece of Johnson by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, two engraved plates, one with facsimiles of Johnson’s handwriting, the other a ‘Round Robin’ plate also with facsimile signatures. 4to. Some foxing, mainly to titlepages, first & final leaves, & frontispiece, name erased from head of each titlepage with sl. hole. Expertly bound in recent sprinkled half calf, marbled boards, gilt banded spines, red morocco labels.
Dealer Notes
The first edition, with the uncorrected spelling ‘gve’ in vol. I, page 135. All other points are in first issue state. [‘dele out’ in errata page; ‘upon’ repeated, p.48, line 8 from the foot; ‘reollection’ p.115, line 8 from foot; ‘exhihited’ p.117, line 2 from foot; ‘condescente’ p.275, line 2 from foot; ‘Harvey’ p.291, line 9 from foot. In vol. II there are the errors in pagination on pages 229, 408, 497, 504, & 584-7.
The following typographical errors in the text as noted by Pottle are uncorrected: vol. I, ‘composition’ wrongly noted as ‘Imposition’ in the errata; ‘mother tongue’ (i.e. not hyphenated) p.562, line 3 from foot. The error ‘Wlliam’ p.275, line 12, has been corrected. Vol. II, ‘painted’ vs. ‘printed’ p.78, line 23; ‘MDCCLXXXIV’ vs. ‘MDCCLXXIV’ p.92, line 6; ‘us’ omitted before ‘enquire’ p.352, line 11.
#82193
Author (JOHNSON, Samuel) BOSWELL, James.
Date 1791
Publisher Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly.

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