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Description: The Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L.L.D . Containing some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, Relative to the Tour, and Never Before Published: A Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books: with an Authentic Account of the Distresses and Escape of the Grandson of King James II, in the Year 1746. Published by Inskeep and Bradford . and William M'Ilhenny [printed by R. & W. Carr], New York & Boston, 1810. First American edition, "from the London Edition, Revised and Corrected by the Author," issue with New York & Boston imprint. xvi, 414 pp. 8vo. The first American edition appeared in two issues in 1810, one with a Philadelphia imprint, and as here, with a cancel New York and Boston imprint. Both issues were printed in Philadelphia by R. & W. Carr and are otherwise identical. The Philadelphia publisher, John F. Watson, has inserted an "Advertisement" at the front, making excuses for Boswell: "In republishing a work, which . has so long subjected its author to the sarcasms of foes, or to the plaudits of friends, it seems but the bounden duty of the American editor, to suffer the author in this place to offer those vindications which he afterwards saw fit to annex to his 'Life of Johnson.' Please ask specific questions on details, condition, and shipping prior to bidding, ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, and the bidder will be responsible for payment. We box and ship what we can to keep costs low, and use USPS and UPS. Large items, extremely fragile, and high value items will be packed by UPS. Quotes available on request

  • Condition: Good Condition with no missing pages. It has been recovered and bound. There is some molding on the last pages and back cover (musty smell)
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"

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