The Life of Samuel Johnson. Two Volumes

London: Robert Riviere and Son Ltd. Hardcover. An attractive two volume set bound by Riviere and Son. Bound in three quarter mottled calf over blue marbled paper covered boards with red and green title labels to spines. Minor cracking and wear to leather on spines. Simple gift inscription in blue pen "To Anne from Ed" dated Xmas 1931 to front free endpaper accompanied by an old black and white photo of a handsome young man (presumably "Ed" from the inscription) sitting on a beach. The photo has been attached with a straight pin which has rusted a little and offset to the facing pages (as has the photograph). It seems that Ed has also added a note in pen to the last endpaper: "Unless we have felt the sorrows of love we cannot hope to feel the joys of literature." Clean interiors with foxing to fore-edges of both volumes. A beautifully bound set housed in a rather worn tan cloth covered slipcase. 638 pages to volume I; 625 pages to volume II. Very Good.

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Price: $100.00

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