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9 December 1998
ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator. Picturesque Beauties of Boswell ... Designed and Etched by Two Capital Artists. [London: E. Jackson & G. Kearsley, 1805]. Oblong 2o (346 x 268 mm). Two parts bound in one. 20 hand-colored etched plates, by Rowlandson after Collings, caricaturing James Boswell's Journal of a Tour in the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson (London, 1785). Extra-illustrated with engraved full-length portrait of Dr. Johnson in the Hebrides by T. Trotter, 1786, and 2 hand-colored satirical plates on life in Scotland by George Cruikshank, 1810. Later quarter sheep, orange boards (losses to spine, joints cracked, worn). [Bound with:] HUMPHREY, H. Outlines of the Opposition collected from the Designs of the most Capital Jacobin Artists. London, 1794. 7 etched plates.
[With:] JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-84). A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. 8o (205 x 127 mm). Antique calf gilt. Provenance: Henry A. Hoffman (modern bookplate). Second edition, with 6-line errata.
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