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Johnson, Samuel A COLLECTION OF 25 WORKS IN 42 VOLUMES BY OR RELATING TO JOHNSON AND BOSWELL, COMPRISING: i) Johnson, Samuel. An Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage, Son of the Earl Rivers. for J. Roberts, 1744. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, second issue (with erratum), contemporary panelled calf stamped with the arms of the Paget family, Earls of Uxbridge, the Madan copy, lacking half-title and advertisement, rebacked; A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, first issue (Todd's edition A with 12-line errata and "afford" on p.199 l.13), contemporary calf, spotting, wear to spine; Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets. J. Nichols, 1779-1781. small 8vo, 10 volumes, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece portrait, green morocco gilt, edges gilt, armorial bookplate of Joseph Walker, vol. 1 lacking "directions to binder" (as often), spines sunned, some staining to outer leaves; An Account of the Life of Dr Samuel Johnson, from his birth to his eleventh year, written by himself. Nichols and Son for Richard Phillips 1805. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, contemporary boards, uncut, wear at hinges; Diary of a Journey into North Wales in the year 1774. Robert Jennings, 1816. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, two facsimile plates of handwriting, contemporary cloth, lacking errata and advertisements, some spotting; [Johnson, Samuel, translator]--Lobo, Jerome. A Voyage to Abyssinia. A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1735. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, title in red and black, speckled calf, spotting and browning, binding worn and rebacked with new endpapers ii) Boswell, James. Letters Between ... Andrew Erskine and James Boswell Samuel Chandler for W. Flexney, 1763, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, contemporary speckled calf, folding box; The Life of Samuel Johnson. Boston: W. Andrews and L. Blake, 1807. 8vo, 3 volumes, first American edition, engraved frontispiece, speckled calf, the Madan copy, spotting, rebacked; Boswell, James, ed. Letters of ... Lady Jane Douglas. for J. Wilkie, 1767. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, contemporary calf, ownership inscriptions of the Blencowe family of Lowick Hall, binding with loss to covers; The Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell Heinemann, 1951-60. 6 volumes, large 8vo, de luxe editions, various limitations, half-calf, slipcases to five volumes iii) Johnsoniana: McNicol, Donald. Remarks on Dr Samuel Johnson's Journey to the Hebrides. for T. Cadell, 1789. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, contemporary boards, in a folding box--[Shaw, William.] Memoirs of the life and writings of the late Dr Samuel Johnson. for J. Walker 1785. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, contemporary half calf, worn--Courtney, John. A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson. for Charles Dilly, 1786. 4to, FIRST EDITION, half-title, disbound with remains of spine, in a folding box--Hawkins, Sir John. The Life of Samuel Johnson. for J. Buckland [etc.], 1787, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, contemporary calf, in a folding box, hinges tender--Piozzi, Hester Lynch. Observations and Reflections made in the course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany. for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1789. Two volumes, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, contemporary calf, lacking advertisements, rebacked--Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell. John Murray 1836, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, plates (including one folding), half calf, rubbed--another copy, modern half morocco, gilt edges--and eight others, chiefly 20th century, including Johnson's Prayers and Meditations, comprising 14 facsimile booklets in a slipcase, with five additional facsimiles (Johnson's Copies) also inserted (42)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2017 - 12 Dec 2017
Address: Sotheby's