Boswell, James. The Life of Johnson. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in The Poultry, 1791. Two volumes, 516 pp. and 588 pp. First edition, with the word “give” reading on page 135, line 10 of first vol. Frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson, engraved by J. Heath after the Sir Joshua Reynolds (1756) painting. Two engraved illustrations in second volume: “The Round Robin” at p. 92, and the “facsimiles” of Dr. Johnson's handwriting, at p. 588. Light brown calf spines, sides and corner-pieces, with five raised bands on the spines, gilt titling and floral decorations, and marbled paper over boards. The frontispiece and title-page of first vol. show some tan spotting, a little, occasional light tan spotting to some page margins, some rubbing to the leather spines, cover edges. Generally, a clean and well-margined set, near fine overall.