The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.…in Two Volumes.

London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791.

Price: $5,500.00

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First Edition, first state of S4r with “gve” for “give”. Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates in Volume II. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, rebacked with original red and green labels on spine laid down. Bookplate of John Mountenay Lely (1839-1907) and Robert McKinlay. In open-faced blue cloth slipcsae. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Grolier English 65.

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