BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. London: By Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. 2 volumes.
4° (262 x 204mm). Engraved portrait after Reynolds and 2 engraved plates in vol. II, with all seven cancels as listed by Rothschild (occasional very light foxing).
Contemporary sprinkled calf, compartments of spines ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces.
Provenance: Sir James Colquhoun of Luss with his note of purchase
'¨2.8 - 2 vols' (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, with the first state of vol. I. S4r, line 10, with the misprint 'gve' for 'give'. Rothschild 463; Pottle 148; Grolier: One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, 131.