4 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 4,375
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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Property from the Estate of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.