London: Printed for Robert Jennings, 1816.
First Edition, issue without Q2 ad leaf. Edited, with Illustrative Notes, by R. Duppa. WIth two facsimile plates of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting. [iii-]xvi, 226 pp. Errata slip tipped before p 1. Without half-title. 1 vols. 12mo. Johnson in Wales. Modern half-calf over marbled boards. Old library stamps to verso of title and last page, old dampstaining p 51-53 affecting one plate, very good. Courtney & Smith, p. 174; Fleeman 816.DW/1 (b). Item #307526
This is the first printing of Johnson’s diary of a trip to Wales which he took with the Thrales in July-August of 1774. The diary was later incorporated into various editions of Boswell’s Life (e.g., Croker’s edition, 1831).
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