London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. 1791. 1st edition, 1st issue (Grolier 100 ENGLISH, #65; Pottle 79). 2 volumes: xii, , 516, [2 (blank)]; , 586, , 42 pp. Vol II, p 585 misnumbered 587; 586 as 588. Other mispaginations [see Pottle]. Vol I, p. 135 with 'gve'. Volume I with stipple-engraved frontis of Johnson, by James Heath, after the 1756 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Vol II with two engraved facsimiles [bound in per Pottle]. 4to. Vol I: 2M4 & 2N1 cancels. Vol II: 5 cancelled leaves, as per Pottle. 11-1/4" x 8-3/4". Period full marbled calf bindings, with later respining to style. Marbled eps. Yellow edge stain. Modest binding wear. Two bookplates to front paste-down. Occasional spot of foxing. Withal, a handsome VG+ set. Item #38111.1
Volume II bound with the uncommon 1793 pamphlet of corrections stemming from Boswell's fussiness... "So bad were these errors, indeed, that it was found necessary to issue a small quarto volume of forty-two pages to correct them." [Grolier 100, #65].