BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson

London, Printed by Henry Balwin, 1791.

FIRST EDITION. Large 4to. 2 vols. Engraved frontispiece by J. Heath after Reynolds’ portrait of Johnson, pp. xii, (16), 516, 588, (2). A very fresh, clean and crisp copy with only some spotting and light browning to flyleaves and first and final leaves. Marginal dumpstaining mostly visible on the back of the frontispiece. Predictably, a light ink offsetting from frontispiece to title. Modern red morocco gilt, spine faded, marbled pastedowns. A fine copy.