BOSWELL, JAMES. The Life of Samuel Johnson. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. Engraved portrait by Heath after Reynolds and 2 engraved plates. 4to, contemporary calf, spines and corners worn, joints cracked; portrait cut round and mounted, some staining. FIRST EDITION, page 135 line 10 of volume 1 in second state with the correct spelling "give," with the seven cancels noted by Rothschild. Rothschild 464 (vol. 2 Qq3 uncancelled); Grolier/English 131. (2)
Ray Livingston Murphy (sale, Christie's New York, 16 May 1986, lot 96).