• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    BOSWELL, James (1740-1795). The Life of Samuel Johnson. A New Edition with Numerous Additionas and Notes by John Wilson Croker. London: John Murray, 1831.

    Price Realised  

    BOSWELL, James (1740-1795). The Life of Samuel Johnson. A New Edition with Numerous Additionas and Notes by John Wilson Croker. London: John Murray, 1831.

    5 volumes extended to 10, 8o. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with over 500 plates. Blue morocco gilt, spines gilt in six compartments, gilt-lettered in two, top edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, blue watered silk linings, by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

    A fine extra-illustrated set of the first edition with Croker's additions and revisions containing numerous portraits, maps, scenes, and facsimilies relating to Samuel Johnson. (10)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.