BOSWELL, JAMES. 1740-1795.
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. 2 volumes. xii, , 516; , 588 pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 2 plates of handwriting. 4to. Period tree calf. One or two ink stains and light soiling, some early ink annotations, one gathering misbound, frontispiece lightly spotted and shaved touching imprint, volume one with covers detached and spine split, volume two with one joint cracked, rubbed.
First edition, second issue.
Provenance: Ownership inscriptions of Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank; bookplate of Arthur Wilmer Lissauer.