The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1957) hardcover Modern Library book

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James Boswell, Esq. - The Life of Samuel Johnson, Complete and unabridged in one volume

New York: The Modern Library. Undated but issued ca. 1957-1958. Reprint. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth binding. 1200 pp. Red topstain. Introduction by Herbert Askwith. Good condition. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, former owner's name on half-title page verso in ink. Faint toning pattern on rear endpapers. Light wear to bottoms of boards, textblock edges. Dust jacket has some edge-wear chipping and patches of surface excoriation and smudgery here and there. Boswell's Life of Johnson was the second (G2) book in the Modern Library "Giant" series.

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