NY: Harper and Brothers, 1891. 1st American. Cloth. James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language."
This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling; top edges gilt. some wear of cover edges, else a clean untrimmed on lower and fore-edge, TEG, firm, unmarked set.;
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 604,551,527,514,524,lxxi,323 pages. . Fair to Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #3
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