Life of Samuel Johnson, Finest Illustrated Edition, 568 illustrations


Boswell, James; Ingpen, Roger. The Life of Samuel Johnson. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1907. The finest illustrated edition, with 568 illustrations including 12 photogravure plates. Two volumes bound in half red morocco, raised bands on spine, lettered in two compartments, gilt centers in four, top edges gilt, a very attractive set. Royal octavo (8 x 10), 1172 pp., clean, tight.  Fine.  [ABE2074] $600.00

An exceptional set, the finest we have owned during our years of bookselling. 

Laid in catalogue entry with gift inscription on back, “To Dr. Sam from Boswell, or To Charles from his twin David.” This was a gift from David Levy, the Vice-President for programming in the late fifties and early sixties at NBC, to his twin, the Philadelphia literary luminary Charles Lee.

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