The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
An early 20th century copy
Undated, c1910. Hardback. Half leather binding with five raised bands and contrasting leather title label to spine. School crest in gilt to upper board (Tynemouth Municipal High School). Marbled endpapers and page edges. 19.5 × 13cm, 526pp.
First published in 1791, Boswell's Johnson was an immediate success and represents a landmark in the development of the modern genre of biography. This edition printed in double columns.
An attractive copy in strong readable condition. The leather is scuffed and rubbed to the boards' edges and joints, and with a school prize label to the front pastedown. There's a slip of card which was issued as a "Reader's Notes" help, where the reader could slip it over the corner of the page they've reached and make any relevant notes (it is removable).