THE YALE EDITIONS OF THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL. James Boswell.

THE YALE EDITIONS OF THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 14 volumes: Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 (1950); Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764 (1952); Portraits by Joshua Reynolds (1952); Boswell on the Grand Tour, Germany and Switzerland, 1764 (1953); Boswell on the Grand Tour, Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766 (1955); Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769 (1956); Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774 (1959); Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, 1773 (1961); Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776 (1963); Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778 (1970); Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782 (1977); Boswell: The Applause of the Jury, 1782-1785 (1981); Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785-1789 (1986); and Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789-1795 (1989). Together with Pride and Negligence: The History of the Boswell Papers (1982) by Frederick A. Pottle; a total of 15 volumes. Edited by Frederick A. Pottle, Frank Brady, Irma S. Lustig, and others. Each volume is illustrated with historical prints and manuscript facsimiles. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950-1989. All are first editions, save for the eighth volume, which is a later printing. Octavo. Original paper-covered boards over blue cloth spines. A previous owner's ink signature appears on the front flyleaf of seven of the first eight volumes, with a bookplate to the front pastedown in the ninth volume. The third and tenth volume are lacking their dust jackets. Some very mild edgewear to the dust jackets, two of which are price-clipped. An exceptionally crisp and clean set. Very good / Very good. Item #65886

Price: $750.00

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