Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson 1876 James Boswell illustrated 5 vol. set w/ platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Biographies, British History, Life of Johnson, James Boswell).
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including His Tour to the Hebrides, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale, &c. &c. by James Boswell. With Numerous Additions by John Wilson Croker. Revised and Enlarged Under His Direction by John Wright.
Published 1876, London by George Bell and Sons.
10 volumes in 5, a complete set/ works, each c. 600 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout including over 20 fine steel engraved plates, some folding.
Publisher's cloth bindings, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial cover profile portraits, embossed cover decorations, deckled edges.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, spins uniformly lightly age faded, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 7 3/8" H x 5" W.