BOSWELL’S LONDON JOURNAL 1762-1763 (1950)
Now first published from the original manuscript prepared for the press, with introduction and notes by Frederick A. Pottle Sterling Professor of English, Yale University.
WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD – Melbourne London Toronto
First Edition 1950 – printed in Great Britain
The incredible fact about Boswell’s London Journal is that it is an entirely new book. This intimate journal, written nearly two hundred years ago and never before published, is a unique literary event in our time – why it was unpublished in his lifetime and suppressed after his death will be immediately apparent to its delighted readers….
We accompany him to the House of Lords to hear George III make his address from the throne; we go with him to a public execution; we sit with him in spirited conversation with Garrick, Sheridan, James Macpherson; and at night we prowl the crooked streets of London with him, perhaps in pursuit of a wench. Finally, we call with him at the bookshop of Mr. Davies in Russell Street, and witness the fateful first meeting with Doctor Johnson….
NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT – Heinemann – The Yale Editions of The Private Papers of JAMES BOSWELL – Condition: clear film covered dj to retain the fragile original. Bumped corners and edges. Finger coloured pages and a couple of previous seller’s pencil marking inside frontispiece. Good reading copy. 24 x 17 x 4 cm
SKU AR.AM812 244