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    James Boswell, Esq. The Life of Samuel Johnson. Boston: W. Andrews and L. Blake, and Cushing and Appleton, Salem, 1807. First American edition from the fifth London edition. Three quarto volumes. Quarter leather over marbled boards. Very good.

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    The 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, 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.

    500; 512; 543 pages.

    Engraved frontispiece and two folding facsimiles. Quarter leather over marbled boards with the spines stamped in gilt.

    Bindings are slightly rubbed, some chipping to the spines and corners, very light bumping to corners and darkening to the spine and top edges. Previous owner's book plates affixed to the front pastedown endpapers. Previous owner's stamp on title pages. Light foxing throughout. A very good copy of this classic bibliographic work.  



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