1835 Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell FAMOUS English Biography 10v SETv

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“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.” 

― Samuel Johnson

 

Samuel Johnson was a famous English writer and scholar most known for his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ as well as a collection of biographical accounts of eminent English poets. In the mid-1700s, Johnson met James Boswell, a Scottish biographer who wrote an extensive biography of Johnson, which, according to a number of experts, is the greatest biography in the English language!

 

In addition to the complete eight-volumes of ‘Life of Samuel Johnson’ this set includes both volumes of ‘Johnsoniana’, a work of anecdotes collected by Johnson himself. According to Pottle,

“This version contains both the original texts, augmented by the additional writings of the biographer and his subject, and the very valuable new and related material which Croker introduced.”

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1835 Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell FAMOUS English Biography 10v SET

 

“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.” 

― Samuel Johnson

 

Samuel Johnson was a famous English writer and scholar most known for his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ as well as a collection of biographical accounts of eminent English poets. In the mid-1700s, Johnson met James Boswell, a Scottish biographer who wrote an extensive biography of Johnson, which, according to a number of experts, is the greatest biography in the English language!

 

In addition to the complete eight-volumes of ‘Life of Samuel Johnson’ this set includes both volumes of ‘Johnsoniana’, a work of anecdotes collected by Johnson himself. According to Pottle,

“This version contains both the original texts, augmented by the additional writings of the biographer and his subject, and the very valuable new and related material which Croker introduced.”

 

Item number: #5110

Price: $750

 

BOSWELL, James

 

The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D : including a journal of his tour to the Hebrides, to which are added, anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Stevens, &c., and notes by various hands

 

London : John Murray, 1835.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 10 volumes
      • Vols 1-8: Life of Johnson
      • Vols 9-10: Johnsoniana
      • Illustrated with 28 engraved plates, portraits
    • References: Pottle 92;
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)
    • Auction records and price comparisons as high as $5,500

 

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5110

Category

Literature

Authors

BOSWELL, James

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete