Lot 86: JOHNSON, SAMUEL. JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND, 1775 (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (233 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, Todd's edition A (the twelve lines contain eleven errata, p.199 line 13 has "afford"), D8 and U4 cancels (U4 with p.296 incorrectly numbered 226), with the errata leaf bound at the beginning, uncut as issued, original boards, collector's folding box, with "afford" corrected in pencil to "affording" in a later hand, U4 torn at gutter, slight spotting to title and elsewhere, rebacked
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate.
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Provenance: G. Sheldon, inscription on front free endpaper
Literature: Courtney & Nichol Smith, p.122; ESTC T84319; Todd, W. "The printing of Johnson’s Journey (1775)", Studies in bibliography 6 (1954), pp.247-54