The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. The second edition, revised and corrected.

  • Boswell, James
  • London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly 1785
  • ESTC T53588.


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8vo, pp. [iii]-xx, [ii], 534, [2]. Half-title discarded. Contemporary calf, boards bordered with a gilt rule, spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco label. Faint running dampmark just visible at top margin of first half. Sometime neatly rebacked and recornered preserving earlier backstrip, old leather a little marked and scratched.


The second edition of Boswell's 'teaser' for his magisterial Life of Johnson, a record of the pair's journey through the Highlands to the Hebrides and a companion to Johnson's own 'Journey to the Western Islands'. Among the notable contents are Johnson's sceptical remarks on the authenticity of the Ossian poems, then at the height of their popularity.

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