London: Bell & Daldy, 1868. 12mo; Fair/no-DJ; dark green 3/4 leather bindings with gilt text to spine; gilt borders and raised bands to spines; 10 volumes; boards show heavy wear to edges and joints; rubbing wear to exteriors of boards; minimal wear to edges; marbled text block shows light sunning to exterior edges; marbled endpapers; frontispieces with tissue guards; previous owner's bookplates to ffeps; slight cracking to gutters; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1901. Octavo; VG-; Hardcovers in cloth; Green spines with gold text and design; Boards of all three volumes have edgewear, rubbing to corners, agetoning to spines, splitting to front gutters (does not affect strength of binding), cocking to spines, light spotting to Vol.3; text blocks age-toned, does not affect legibility, occasional pencil margin notes and underlining; 458p. (Vol.1); 464p. (Vol.2); 466p. (Vol.3) Oversized listing. Please contact seller for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Sixth Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; all volumes bound in contemporary full mottled brown calf, gilt tooling to spines, red and brown labels with gilt titling and numbering; gilt roll to board edges; mild rubbing and wear to all volumes, including bumping and peeling to corners; some foxing to endpapers, interiors clean; , xxxvii, , 481; , 496; , 483; , 530; with engraved portrait frontispiece and the two required plates: the fold-out reproduction of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting in volume 1 and the famous Round Robin in volume 4; offsetting to title page of volume 1 from frontispiece; shelved above Historiography.
New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 green leather, marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spines with red and orange labels with gilt lettering, other panels tooled in gilt; top edge of text block gilt; Bound by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg, with binders stamp; rubbing to hinges, head and tail of spines, with mild chipping to head and tail; rubbing to corners; small white paint stain to lower edge of rear board of volume 1; interiors clean; shelved above Nature.
London: Charles Dilly, 1791. First Edition, Second Issue. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full polished calf with gilt and black rules to boards, black ornament to corners, paneled spines with green and red labels with gilt lettering, gilt rules and black stamps, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; bound by Birdsall, Northampton with their mark; mild rubbing, primarily to spine; all edges of text block gilt; small bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, upside down on rear pastedown of volume 2; Volume 1, page 135, line 10 has 'give', so is in the corrected state; Plates: volume 1, Frontispiece with tissue guard. Opposite page 92, a 'Round Robin' addressed to Samuel Johnson. volume 2, opposite page 588, various facsimiles of Dr. Johnson's handwriting; volume two with misnumbered pages, pp. 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585, 586; MW consignment; shelved case 7.
Various/Ralph H. Isham, 1928-1937. Limited Numbered Editions. Quarto; VG-/G-; red slips covers, bound in red cloth, white paper label with black lettering; all volumes' have significant shelfwear, significant edgewear, significant rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, open and closed tears on some core corners and spine edges, soiling on head and tail edges; all volumes' boards strong, slightly bowed, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, soiling on spines, spines sun toned; all volumes' text blocks' pages uneven, some tearing around edges; volume 1 through 5 slip covers have tape on corners; volume 1 slip cover has closed tear on head edge; volume 1 boards have tape on spine tail edge' volume 1 text block has erased penciling on front end paper, occasional soiling; volume 2 slip cover has large closed tears on tail edge and rear, open tears on tail edge, label tearing off; volume 2 boards have closed tear on rear spine edge; volume 3 boards have tape on spine tail edge, stamp on front end paper; volume 3 text block pages 173-176 uncut; volume 4 slip cover spine back torn off, tape on all corners, sun toning on front and rear, open tear on rear; volume 4 boards have tape on spine tail edge, open tear on front along tail edge, stamp on front end paper; volume 4 text block has inserts taped to some pages; volume 5 boards have bumping on fore corners, stamp on front end paper; volume 6 slip cover spine back torn off, tape on all corners, sun toning on head edge and covers along spine; volume 6 boards have tape on spine, stamp on end paper; volume 6 text block has inserts taped to some pages, occasional light soiling, penciling on pages 53-55, Conclusion page uncut; volume 7 slip cover has tape on all corners, sun toning and foxing on rear; volume 7 boards have visible separation from text block in front interior, stamp on front end paper; volume 7 text block has some uncut pages, gutter occasionally visible, inserts taped or glued to some pages; volume 8 boards have tape on spine head edge, stamp on front end paper; volume 9 slip cover has open tear on tail edge; volume 9 boards have stamp on front end paper; volume 9 text block has occasional light soiling; volume 10 slip cover has tape on spine tail edge; volume 10 boards have stamp on front end paper; volume 11 slip cover has small open tears on tail edge, tearing on label; volume 12 slip cover has tape on spine edges; volume 12 boards have light tearing of label, light soiling spot on rear end paper; volume 12 text block has occasional light soiling spot; volume 13 slip cover has tape on spine head edge; volume 14 slip cover has tape on spine head edge; volume 14 text block has insets taped to some pages; volume 15 text block has large closed tear on head edge of page 215, occasional light soiling; volume 17 text block has insert taped to page 47, occasional light soiling; volume 18 slip cover has tape on spine edges, tail edges, rear head edge, and head fore corner; volume 18 boards have visible separation front text block in rear interior; volume 18 text block has insert taped to page 97, extensive tearing on head edges of pages 181 and 183, Acknowledgements page uncut, soiling on fore edge of Acknowledgements page; Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides slip cover has closed tear on rear; Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides boards have sticker on front pastedown, penciling on front end paper; Index slip cover has tape on spine edges and tail fore corners, damp staining on front and rear and head edge, sun toning on front; Index boards bumping on spine head edge; Index text block gutter visible between pages 168 and 169; Private Paper of James Bosewell portfolio has damp staining on spine, sun toning on front and spine; Limited Numbered Editions; 21 volumes [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924. First Edition, First Printing. Two volume set; octavo; VG/no-DJs; maroon spines with gold text; covers have rubbing, sunning, edgewear, Vol. I has small rip at spine tail, bindings are strong; textblocks have age toning, spotting, edgewear, name stamped on front endpapers, frontispiece of Vol. II is missing, markings in pencil on a few pages, otherwise clean; pp 550.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1963. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; black spine with yellow, blue and white text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, edgewear, peeling on spine, sticker residue on back and on front flap, tape in corners; boards are strong, edgewear, tape residue at head and tail edges; textblock has age toning, edgewear, stamps on tail edge, pastedowns, title page and front endpaper, tape residue on front endpaper, back endpaper has been cut out, all text is clean; pp 427.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1956. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; black spine with yellow text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, chipping and tearing around edges and at front flap hinge, price clipped on front flap; boards are strong and clean; textblock has edgewear, staining along head edge, name stamped on second endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 390.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1955. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/G+; black and red spine with black and yellow text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, peeling on front, chipping and tearing around edges and along hinges, several tears have been fixed with tape, price clipped on front flap; boards are strong, some sunning around edges; textblock has age toning, small stains around edges, name stamped on front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 356.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1953. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/G; black spine with yellow and white text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, edgewear, several closed tears that have been fixed with tape, open tear at spine head; boards have some rubbing, binding is strong; textblock has age toning, rubbing in corner of tail edge, small black dots on fore edge, smudges and name stamped on half title page, otherwise clean; pp 357.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981. First Edition. Octavo; G/VG; teal spine with white and yellow text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, sunning, ex library label taped to spine, jacket is taped to boards; boards are strong, slight edgewear; textblock has glue residue on front pastedown, front endpaper has been torn out, name stamped on half title page, ex library stamps on head and tail edges, title page and dedication page, all text is clean; pp 419.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; grey spine with black text; jacket has minor shelfwear, small stain on back; boards are strong and clean; textblock has edgewear, writing in pen on several pages, ex libris plate and name stamped to front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 332; signed by Editor Irma S. Lustig on title page.
London: Bickers and Son, 1874. First Edition, Second Printing. Three volume set; octavo; VG/no-DJs; brown spines with gold text; covers have rubbing, sunning edgewear, bindings are strong; textblocks have significant chipping and peeling around edges, foxing around edges and sporadically throughout, name stamped on verso of frontispiece page in Vol. I and on half title pages in Vols. II and III, otherwise clean.
London: 1822. ninth edition; revised. octavos in light brown genuine leather with six-band spine; gold letters and gilt on spine; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear on boards; moire end pages; frontispiece engraving of S. Johnson; folded facsimile of Johnson's handwriting; paper clean with light foxing; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved above US bios.
London: John Murray, 1831. First Croker Edition. 8vos., VG; recased, quarter-bound, red title labels with gold lettering affixed to gray cloth spines, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards; red fore- and bottom-edges, age-toning/fading to text-blocks; new clean endpapers, ex libris bookplate to front paste-downs; occasional mild foxing/staining/marginalia and other markings to interiors (more so to Vols. I-II), text clear and legible; frontispieces, areas of age-toning to title pages due to frontispieces (save for Vol. IV); name of previous owner in pencil to title pages; VOL. I [water damage to top margins of leaves from front endpapers to p. xlv; circular indent to p. 225 (likely water damage), affects pp. 226-280, text unaffected; VOL. II [water damage to top of text-block, affects top margins of leaves from front endpapers to p. 1]; VOL. III [slight cocking to spine, front board somewhat shaken, binding strong]; shelved above Case 12.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1993. Collector's Edition. Octavo; VG condition hardcover; Brown leather spine with gilt lettering and designs, four raised bands on spine; Cover has gilt designs front and rear, minimal shelf wear to the edges; Very light scratching to gilt edge of text block; Silk moire end papers; Bound-in bookmark; Binding is tight; Text block is clean; NOTE: No leaflet or other Easton Press ephemera; 486 pp.
London: William Heinemann, 1951/1952. Limited Editions. 4tos., 2 volumes; VG; spines vellum with black leather label and gilt lettering; 1/4 bound with blue boards, gilt emblem on front boards; top edge of text blocks gilt; ribbon; mild shelfwear; small chips to spine labels, some dirtying to spine; of this deluxe edition 1050 copies only have been printed, these are both copies number 927; GP consignment; shelved case 12.
New York, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1963. First Edition. First Edition; Quarto; G+/G+; Spine is black with yellow and blue text; DJ has general shelf wear, price-clipped, material loss, creasing along edges, open and closed tears, age-toning, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, bumping to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, pages are deckled, content is clear; pp 427; Additional shipping cost may be necessary for expedited and international orders.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1924. Reprint Edition. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in glue cloth, gilt lettering; all volumes' boards slightly bowed, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, browning on interior; all volumes' text blocks age toned, foxing on first and last few pages, gutters occasionally slightly visible, soiling on exterior edges; volume 1 boards have soiling on front, penciling on front pastedown, penciling on verso of front end paper; 3 volumes [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
London: Oxford University Press, 1928. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in navy blue cloth, white label on spine, black lettering; boards strong, some shelfwear, some edgewear, light bumping on edges, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, open tears on fore corners and spine edges, soiling on front, tearing on label, spine sun toned, age toning in interior, penciling on front pastedown, erased penciling on front end paper; text block age toned, occasional penciling, fore and tail edges uneven; 66pp.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with red print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild bumps to top outside corners and to bottom edge and spine tail, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight but for stray pen mark on bottom edge; presentation on facing pages of Johnson's and Boswell's separate accounts of the trip to Scotland; xxii, 330 pages, illustrated.
London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1953. Octavo; VG/G-Hardcover; Cream spine with blue text; Heavy shelf wear and age to dust jacket, two inch open tear to corners, chipping along edges and sides, closed two inch tear near spine head, rubbing along surfaces, foxing along flaps; Moderate wear to boards, fading and rubbing along edges, jacket protected in transparent cover; Binding cocked, previous owner's inscription, bookshop price label on front free end page, heavy age toned spotting along paste-downs, free-end pages,title and publisher pages; Heavy spotting along exterior text block and to side edges of all pages, otherwise text block clean; 175 pp; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.