1929 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Henry Holt and Company publishers, New York; hardbound; quite good condition with unmarked pages, except for previous owner's signature inside cover; boards have minor fading - see pics; no dust jacket.


Chapter I, Johnson The Tory -

To sit down and write about Samuel Johnson may seem a very extrordinary thing to do.  Assuredly no man of the world's history has been better written about than he, and I am far from flattering myself that any who have not had the curiosity to read about him in the pages of Boswell or Fanny Burney or Mrs. Piozzi, or in the commentaries on those pages which have been produced by a host of later writers, are very likely to have the curiosity to read about him here...

Dr. Johnson by Christopher Hollis

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