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Boswell's London Journal 1762-3. 1952 Reprint of 1950 edition.

Boswell's London Journal 1762-3. 1952 Reprint of 1950 edition.

by Boswell, James

22 year-old Boswell's first 9 months in London, 1762-1763.
Boswell's London Journal. 1762-1763 as first published in 1950 from the original manuscripts. Prepared for the press, with introduction and notes by Frederick A. Pottle Sterling Professor of English, Yale University.
Published by the Reprint Society Ltd. by arrangement with Messrs. Wm. Heinemann Ltd 1952.
23 x 135 x 22mm (8 x 5.1/2 x 7/8 inches)
Red cloth hardback covers. Gold lettering. Endpapers, Map of London at the time of "Boswell's London Journal", with many of the mentioned places. Two date stamps on inside of front cover and endpaper.

Anyone interested in the history of 18th century England and in London life during that time, would enjoy reading James Boswell's intimate journal of his first nine months in London after moving there when 22 years old. It was his second visit  from his home in Scotland, and includes his meeting, on 16th May, with the famous writer and moralist, Dr Samuel Johnson, LLD. Boswell formed a close relationship with Johnson and was to become more famous for his wonderful biography The Life of Samuel Johnson.

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