A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.

  • Johnson, Samuel
  • London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell 1775
  • ESTC T83702.


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FIRST EDITION, second printing, 8vo, pp. [iv], 384. Six-line errata leaf bound after title-page. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments with central gilt tools. Some spotting and toning, errata leaf trimmed at fore-margin. Rather rubbed, extremities a touch worn, joints cracked but cords holding. Early ownership inscription of John Jones of Trinity College, Oxford to flyleaf.


Todd's 'B' issue - technically really a second edition, as the text was significantly reset between the two printings - of Johnson's famous early Scottish travel narrative, post-dating but far more influential than Pennant's Tour in Scotland in 1769.

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