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    James Boswell. The Life Of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account Of His Studies And Numerous Works...The Second Edition, Revised And Augmented. London: Henry Baldwin, 1793. Krown & Spellman retail: $850. Second edition, first issue without added corrections sheet in volume 1, c1. 8vo. 3 vols. [2],xxxix,[1],*xxxvi,603,[1]; [2],634; [2],711,[1]pp. Modern calf-backed marbled boards (the binding of volume 1 does not exactly match but the spines are agreeably similar.) minor edge tear in port. Overall very good copies with wide margins. Frontis of Johnson by J. Baker after Joshua Reynolds. 2 folding plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: The last lifetime edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson, often referred to as the greatest biography in the English language. It has 22 pages of additional matter and "In this edition 'A Chronological Catalogue of the Prose Works...' first appears."[Rothschild]          ESTC t64482. Pottle 81; Rothschild 468. Tinker 341.

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