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LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. 4 VOLUMES., Boswell, James.
1 Boswell, James. LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. 4 VOLUMES.
Oxford. Talboys and Wheeler. 1826 Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
... THIS IS A 4 VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xxi, 394pp]... Vol. II: [416pp]... Vol. III: [395pp]... Vol. IV: [xi, 428pp]... Rebacked using original leather bound boards, new leather spine with burgundy leather title labels, gilt lettering... Volume II has portrait of Boswell as frontispiece, volume III has folding "Round Robin" plate as frontispiece which includes 3 examples of Johnson's handwriting throughout his life, Volume IV has folding frontispiece plate of Johnson's letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford... Includes index... Some light foxing... Pencil marginalia... Multiple volumes, weighing approx. 5 lbs, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009013 
Price: 275.00 USD
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LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HI STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER; A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE AND CONVERSTION WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS; AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,..., Boswell, James.
2 Boswell, James. LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HI STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER; A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE AND CONVERSTION WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS; AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,...
Dublin. Cross, R. 1792 Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"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."... 3 VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xxxiv, 536pp]..., Printed by John Chambers... Vol. II: [605pp]... Printed by John Ershaw... Vol. III: [573pp]... Printed by Robert Rhames... Leather rebacking using original tree calf boards, raised spine bands, red and brown leather labels with gilt lettering, gilt decorations in each spine compartment... Volumes printed for R. Cross, W. Wilson, P. Byrne, A. Grueber, J. Moore, J. Jones, W. M'Kenzie, W. Jones, R. M'Allister, R. White, J. Rice, and G. Draper... FIRST DUBLIN EDITION... ILLUSTRATED WITH 2 FOLDING PLATES, THE "ROUND ROBIN" & "FACSIMILE OF JOHNSON'S HANDWRITING"... Notes written on endpapers in old hand... No foxing... Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009003 
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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;..., Boswell, James.
3 Boswell, James. 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;...
London. T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1816 Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
... THIS IS A 4 VOLUME SET... "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."... The Eighth Edition... Modern rebacking using original mottled calf boards, spine is also mottled calf leather with gilt lettering on brown leather title labels... ILLUSTRATED WITH B/W ENGRAVED PLATES, SOME OF WHICH ARE FOLDING... Notes of former owner bound in... Newspaper clippings pasted on front endpapers in first volume... Multiple volumes, weighing approx. 6 lbs, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009011 
Price: 350.00 USD
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LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES, AND NUMEROUS WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER; A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDECE AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS; AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,..., Boswell, James.
4 Boswell, James. LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES, AND NUMEROUS WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER; A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDECE AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS; AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,...
London. T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1804 Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"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."... 4 VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xxxiii, 464pp]... Vol. II: [493pp]... Vol.. III: [480pp]... Vol. IV: [522pp]... FOURTH EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED... Rebacked using original contemporary tree calf leather boards, raised spine bands, brown leather title labels with gilt lettering, gilt decoration in spine compartments, gilt scrollwork on board edges... Volume I has engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson, 2 folding plates of the "Round Robin" and "Facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting"... Pennington Coat of Arms bookplate inside front cover of each volume... Chip missing from one volume label on Volume III... Gilt lettering worn away to both labels on Volume I, and one label each to the rest of the set... Board corners worn... Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009006 
Price: 180.00 USD
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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,..., Boswell, James.
5 Boswell, James. 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,...
London. Cadell, T. 1822 Full-Leather Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"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."... 4 VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xxxv, 444pp]... Vol. II: [462pp]... Vol. III: [446pp]... Vol. IV: [495pp]... Full tan calf leather binding, gilt double-rule borders to boards, raised spine bands, brown leather title labels with gilt lettering, gilt decorations in spine compartments, marbled textblock, marbled endpapers, gilt leaf scrolling on board edges... THE NINTH EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED... Printed for T. Cadell; F. C. and J. Rivington; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Hatchard and Son; Ogle and Co.; G. and W. B. Whittaker; Simpkin and Marshall; J. Collingwood; and R. Saunders... Volume I has engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson and folding plate of "Facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting"... Volume III has folding plate of the "Round Robin"... Includes index in Volume IV... Clean and bright interior, strong binding... Light wear to leather on board corners... Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009005 
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LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. INCLUDING A JOURNAL OF HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES. 10 VOLUMES., Boswell, James.
6 Boswell, James. LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. INCLUDING A JOURNAL OF HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES. 10 VOLUMES.
London. John Murray. 1839 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
... THIS IS A 10 VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xxiv, 325pp]... Vol. II: [viii, 344pp]... Vol. III: [ix, 323pp]... Vol. IV: [xii, 343pp]... Vol. V: [viii, 341pp]... Vol. VI: [viii, 342pp]... Vol. VII: [viii, 381pp]... VIII: [xi, 431pp]... Vol. IX: [xv, 335pp]... Vol. X: [xii, 376pp]... Set is bound in three quarter brown calf with marbled boards, TEG, raised spine bands, black and red leather title labels with gilt lettering and decoration adorning spine compartments... EACH VOLUME HAS ENGRAVED FRONTIS AS WELL AS ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE..."New Edition, with Numerous Additions and Notes by The Right Hon. John Wilson Croker, M.P. To Which Are Added, Two Supplementary Volumes of Johnsoniana, By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Malone, Nichols, Stevens, Cumberland, and Others. And Notes By Various Hands"... ILLUSTRATED WITH 50 ENGRAVED PLATES, SOME OF WHICH ARE FOLDING... "Boswell is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which contemporary Johnsonian critic Harold Bloom has claimed is the greatest biography written in the English language."... Bottom half inch of spine to Vol. I is chipped... Quarter of spine title label to Volume III is chipped... Multiple volumes, weighing approx. 7 lbs, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009018 
Price: 425.00 USD
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7 Boswell, James. PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE. IN THE COLLECTION OF LT-COLONEL RALPH HEYWARD ISHAM. 20 VOLUMES.
United States of America. Privately Printed 1928 Hard Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
... THIS IS FOR A COMPLETE SET CONSISTING OF 20 VOLUMES... Vol. I: [165pp], "Early Papers of James Boswell 1754-1763. With the Record of David Boswell's Oath Devised, Written and Witnessed by James Boswell 29 October 1767."... Vol. II: [189+pp], "Zelide: A Correspondence Between James Boswell and Belle de Zuylen. Inviolable Plan To Be Read over Frequently. And Other Papers."; Published 1929... Vol. III: [179pp], "Journal of A Tour Through the Courts of Germany By James Boswell 1764"; 1928... Vol. IV: [152+pp], "Boswell With Rousseau and Voltaire 1764"; 1928... Vol. V: [141pp], "Porzia Sansedoni. Love-Letters of James Boswell Written in Italy 1765. With Other Records of His Italian Tour."; 1929... Vol. VI: [291pp], "The Making of The Life of Johnson as Shown in Boswell's First Notes, Original Diaries and Revised Drafts. A Study of Boswell's Biographical Method Marking the Successive Steps in the Composition."; 1929... Vol. VII: [xv, 258pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1765-1768, Corsica, Italy, France, England, Scotland. Correspondence and Interview with William Pitt and Papers Showing the Development of the 'Account of Corsica'"; 1930... Vol. VIII: [iv, 268pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1769. Love-Letters of James Boswell and Margaret Montgomerie, with other Documents Relative to their Courtship and Marriage."; 1930... Vol. IX: [vii, 274pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1772-1774. His Jaunt to London, Spring 1772 With A Letter from Oliver Goldsmith concerning 'She Stoops to Conquer,' 1773 And The Story of his efforts in behalf of his Client John Reid Hanged for Sheep-stealing, 21 September 1774."; 1930... Vol. X: [xi, 283pp], "The Jounral of James Boswell 1774-1775. His threatened Duel with William Miller October 1774, His Jaunt to London, Spring 1775 And The Birth of his Son Alexander 9 October 1775."; 1931... Vol. XI: [vii, 311pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1775-1776. His Jaunts to Lodon, Oxford, Birmingham, Lichfield, Ashbourne, Bath and Bristol And His Meeting with Margaret Caroline Rudd Spring, 1776."; 1931... Vol. XII: [vii, 250pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1776-1777. The Account of His last Interview with David Hume 7 July 1776."; 1931... Vol. XIII: [x, 314pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1777-1779. At Ashbourne with Dr. Johnson September 1777, In Scotand, Carlisle and London September 1777-September 1779, Uxoriana and Letters."; 1932... Vol. XIV: [vii, 275pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1779-1781. David Boswell's Return to Scotland June 1780, Jaunt to London Spring 1781, Letters."; 1932... Vol. XV: [viii, 316pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1781-1783. Death of Lord Auchinlech 30 August 1782, Jaunt to London, Spring 1783. Materials for Writing the Life of Lord Kames."; 1932... Vol. XVI: [viii, 294pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1783-1786. Death of Dr. Johnson 13 December 1784, Publication of 'The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides' and Quarrel with Lord Macdonald September-December 1785, Admission to the English Bar 9 February 1786, Letters."; 1932... Vol. XVII: [iv, 181pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1786-1789. Removal to London September 1786, Work on the 'Life of Johnson', Elected Recorder f Carlisle 11 January 1788, Death of Mrs. Boswell 4 June 1789. Letters to Mrs. Boswell."; 1933...Vol. XVIII: [xx, 371pp], "The Journal of James Boswell 1789-1794. Quarrel with Lord Lonsdale June 1790, Publication of the 'Life of Johnson' 16 May 1791, Jaunt to Cornwall August-September 1792. Letters."; 1934... ALSO "[CATALOGUE] The Private Papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle in the Collection of Lt-Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham" by Frederick A. Pottle & Marion S. Pottle; London: Oxford University Press, 1931, SCARCE... ALSO "Index to the Private Papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle in the Collection of Lt.-Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham" by Frederick A. Pottle, Joseph Foladare, John P. Kirby, etc.; London: Oxford University Press, 1937, SCARCE... INCLUDES "ANNOUNCEMENT" BY RALPH H. ISHAM, 1929, IN QUARTO RED CARDSTOCK WRAPPERS WITH GILT LETTERING ON FRONT... ALSO INCLUDES "PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL IN THE ISHAM COLLECTION FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE", HOUSED LOOSELY IN FOLIO RED CARDSTOCK WRAPPERS WITH GILT LETTERING ON FRONT, "William Edwin Rudge, Having been entrusted by Lt-Colonel Ralph Isham with the printing of the private and limited edition of the MSS of James Boswell, from Malahide Castle, has the honour to present the following particulars in regard to it, for the information of collectors.", with envelope attached to inside rear wrapper containing several old newspaper clippings pertaining to this collection and its publication... All volumes bound in red boards and cloth spine, paper title label on spine, housed in matching red slipcases with paper title label... EDITION LIMITED TO 570 SETS, THIS LOT COMPRISED OF #60 AND #179... Heavily illustrated with wonderful facsimiles... Some leaves uncut... Slipcases show wear to edges, some with cracked edges... Minor sunning to some of the spines... Multiple volumes, additional shipping and handling will apply... 009019 
Price: 2950.00 USD
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8 Johnson, Samuel. RAMBLER. IN FOUR VOLUMES.
London. Printed for A. Millar; W. Strahan; J. Rivington; J. Newberry; R. Baldwin; S. Crowder, and Co. T. Caslon; B. Law; M. Richardson; and B. Collins. 1767 Full-Leather Good - Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
... THIS IS FOR 4 VOLUMES... Vol. I: [290pp]... Vol. II: [278pp]... Vol. III: [287pp]... Vol. IV: [239pp, + Index (32pp)]... SEVENTH EDITION... Bound in full calf leather, raised spine bands, red and black leather labels on spine compartments with gilt lettering, gilt dentelle... Vol. III has slightly different binding, but very similar... 208 Essays all by Johnson... Produced as a periodical from March 20, 1750 to March 14, 1752... "'The Rambler' was Johnson's most consistent and sustained work in the English language. Johnson made this periodical unique by using a style of prose which differed from that of the time period, being written in elevated prose. It discusses subjects such as morality, literature, society, politics, and religion."... Minor flaws to spine, front leaves... Tight binding overall... Hinges cracked on Volumes I, II, & IV... Clean, desirable Johnson set... Multiple volumes... 007477 
Price: 425.00 USD
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