Author: James Boswell
Publisher: London Macmillan and Co. 1900
Library of English Classics edition.
3 volumes in full purple diced calf, boards with double gilt panel and gilt cornerpieces. Spines sunned with a staining, otherwise an attractive set.
With the large bookplate of Hilda Leyel signed "A M H 1940" in volume 1. Hilda Leyel (née Wauton) (6 December 1880 – 15 April 1957), who wrote under the name Mrs. C. F. Leyel, was an expert on herbalism and founded the Society of Herbalists (later the Herb Society) in England in 1927, as well as a chain of herbalist stores called the "Culpeper Shops".