Life of Samuel Johnson, The; Newly Edited With Notes by Roger Ingpen.

"A Singularly Complete and Attractive Edition"
"Has Only to be Seen to be Bought"

BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. Newly Edited With Notes by Roger Ingpen. Bath: George Bayntun, 1925.

First edition thus. Two large octavo volumes (9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in; 244 x 181 mm). xl, 576; xv, 577-1172 pp. With 576 illustrations, facsimiles, and maps, including thirteen plates in photogravure.

Publisher's red cloth with gilt vignette to the upper covers. Top edges gilt. Mild sunning to spine. Otherwise a fine copy.

"A singularly complete and attractive edition. The greatest judgment has been shown in selecting pictures which should illustrate Johnson's period, and bring before the reader's eye the actual features of the men and women among whom he moved. Altogether, the new Boswell is one which will be certain to secure a fresh band of admirers for a work which will ever remain one of the treasures of our literature" (Westminster Gazette).

"There is no book in our literature that so insistently calls for illustration, and it has been left to Mr. Ingpen to detect this now obvious gap, and to fill it in a manner that calls for nothing but welcome and praise…The book is beautifully produced, and has only to be seen to be bought" (Bookman).

"Dr Johnson is the only man I love. An Englishman, by God" (Rupert Brooke). Item #01266

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