Title [Fine Bound Set] The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides (Ten Volumes) To which are added, Anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. and Notes by Various Hands
Binding Full Calf
Book Condition Fine
Publisher London John Murray 1835
Seller ID 005509
Beautifully bound by Bayntun and not only extra-illustrated, but with the plates, including the frontises and the title pages, hand-colored, something generally not encountered even in this more deluxe edition. 12mo. 16.5 by 10.5 cm. 30 hand-colored engraved plates. Ten hand-colored title pages. 12 facsimile documents. The binding is a deep red or burgundy, with gilt fleuron devices between raised bands on the spine and a gilt diamond Celtic-styled geometric pattern on all the boards. Other than the slightest hint of sunning of the spine, this is a gorgeous copy and easily qualifies as in fine condition.