BOSWELL, JAMES. Private Papers from Malahide Castle in the Collection of Ralph Heyward Isham. Prepared for the press by Geoffrey Scott and now first printed. New York & London 1928-37.        £1,4000                                                                                                                                                                               

 

21 volumes, small folio, 4to & 8vo, Number 307 of 570 copies, 1-6 in original paper boards, others in original cloth backed boards, paper labels, in slip cases, facsimile letters printed actual size, volume 4, the tallest, was printed on different quality paper and is slightly discoloured. 18 volume. [With] The Private Papers of James Boswell: A Catalogue. Oxford University Press. 1931., Limited to 415 copies, with the bookplate of Alistair Cooke, K.B.E., Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. Viking Press, 1936. Limited to twenty six lettered copies this being X., (front inner hinge cracked and crude repair with what looks like archival tape.) [With] Index to the Private Papers of James Boswell. O.U.P. 1937, Limited to 1,250 copies, spare paper label at rear, (some foxing of prelims), slight rubbing & fading of cases, splitting at top of three cases, volumes 1-12 faded on back of cases with labels rubbed, last three volumes have no labels on back of cases. Subscription Prospectus included. Additional images can be supplied on request. 

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