James Boswell’s Life of Johnson - Volumes 1&2 1904

Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson
Author: James Boswell
Publisher: George Newnes
Publication Date: c. 1903
Format: Hardback
Condition: These books are in good condition for their age other than some minor signs of wear such as a tiny mark on the spine of volume 1 and an inscription in each from 1903.


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Reader's note

The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell is a biography of English writer Dr. Samuel Johnson. The work was from the beginning a critical and popular success, and represents a landmark in the development of the modern genre of biography. Boswell's personal acquaintance with his subject began in 1763, when Johnson was 54 years old, and Boswell covered the entirety of Johnson's life by means of additional research. Looking for beautiful vintage books to stand out on your bookshelf? This decoratively covered edition of James Boswell’s Life of Johnson would be a charming addition to any home library.