The Life of Samuel Johnson LL. D., Together With the Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides. Edited with notes and appendices by Alexander Napier. With Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by [Hester} Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Bishop Percy and Others, Edited, with preface and notes, by Robina Napier.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1884.

Price: $2,250.00

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Napier's Edition. Number 87 of 104 copies, each signed by the Printer "Charles Whittingham & Co" Extensively extra-illustrated with 50 plates of portraits, views, maps, and facsimile autographs, including 2 fold-outs and an inserted portrait of Johnson. Also includes an inserted issue of the Herald Tribune Weekly Book review, November 19, 1944, reviewing Joseph Wood Krutch’s Samuel Johnson. 10 vols. 4to. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. Bound in three quarters green morocoo, and marbled boards, t.e.g. Very Good, with some discoloration to Vol. 1 Part 1 from the inserted newspaper and some minor foxing from plates. R. B. Adams v.2, p. 41.

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George Bell & Sons took over Charles Whittingham Co. after Whittingham's death in 1876. An attractive copy with many beautiful illustrations.