The Life of Samuel Johnson. (Bound uniformly with). The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813-16. 5 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A very finely bound set in full Regency 'Russia' calf with twin gilt raised bands and superb gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards, so typical of the period. The celebrated image by Joshua Reynolds serves as frontispiece, which is offset onto the title page, otherwise a fabulous set in pristine condition of possibly the greatest of all biographies.