New York: The Modern Library, 1931. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good / Good. Item #2333818
First thus. Toledano G002.1, binding/jacket style G1/Ga, unnumbered list of titles on jacket reverse, blank endpapers. Jacket edges rubbed with some chips, jacket spine faded, a few light spots on front panel, brief ink note on rear endpaper, minor notes in pencil in text.
xv, 1200 pp. Original pinkish cloth with navy blue titles. "The Life of Samuel Johnson or The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (1791) is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as the greatest biography written in English. While Boswell's personal acquaintance with his subject only began in 1763, when Johnson was 54 years old, Boswell covered the entirety of Johnson's life by means of additional research. The most admired and best remembered portions of the book though are Boswell's first-hand accounts of Johnson from the last twenty-one years of the subject's life." -- Wikipedia