3 vols., 8vo., with the frontispiece portrait of Johnson, the two folding facsimile leaves, and the inserted leaf of additional corrections *c3 which Pottle states is ‘often missing’; occasional foxing, including the frontispiece, else a good copy in contemporary diced calf, rebacked.
US $1049 €855
Second edition, the last published in Boswell’s lifetime, revised throughout by the author with the help of Edmond Malone and with further new material that includes ‘Additions ... received after the Second Edition was printed’ (pp. [*i]-*xxii), ‘A Chronological Catalogue’ of Johnson’s prose works (the first attempt at a bibliography, pp. *xxiii-*xxxi), and thirteen letters to Bennet Langton and one to the Earl of Bute (these turned up too late to be inserted in their proper places, and are added to the end of volume II).
Pottle 81; Rothschild 468.
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