Author: James Boswell
Publisher: T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1811
The sixth edition, revised and augmented. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Baker after Reynolds, folding engraved facsimile of Johnson's handwriting, folding engraved Round Robin plate
Neat ink name Spencer Percival Mansel in volume 1, bookplate of Abercrombie Castle Weybridge in each volume with D.C. Floyd name in ink. With some neat pencil notes on endpapers and margins
4 volumes in contemporary polished calf, single gilt line border with blind roll. sometime handsomely rebacked with contrasting leather labels, upper board of volume 1 with a little scraping, some overall rubbing to boards, a little occasional spotting but a handsome set.
"This edition was the one most frequently reprinted in the 19th century, and is often spoken of as 'the best of the pre-Crokerian editions'. The more general critical tendency now, however, seems to be to return to the text of the third, as being more nearly that which the author himself approved" (Pottle). Pottle 86.