“After all, the book is the thing. Literature was meant to give pleasure, to excite interest, to banish solitude, to make the fireside more attractive than the tavern, to give joy to those who are still capable of joy, and -why should we not admit it? To drug sorrow and divert thought.”
[BOSWELL, James]; Augustine Birrell (Editor). Boswell’s Life of Johnson.
6 volumes. Frontispiece to each volume.
Interior: Occasional spotting. A couple of the frontispieces are detached (but present). Volume 6 has a number of uncut pages- the whole of the index is uncut.
Exterior: Publisher’s green/brown cloth (spines faded and worn), cloth generally faded. A duplicate of each spinal label is bound in at the rear of each volume. (1 label per volume).
Binding: Generally firm, though text blocks splitting in places.
PROVENANCE: Sporadic marginalia in pencil throughout.
[London], Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1896.
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