JOHNSON, Dr. Samuel. ~ A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.
First edition, with 12-line errata and cancels D8 and U4, p.286 is correctly numbered. 8vo., near contemporary half calf, original boards, bit worn, elaborately gilt tooled spine. London, W. Strahan, 1775.
An important Scottish travel narrative by Samuel Johnson, one of Britain’s greatest man of letters, about an eighty-three day journey through Scotland, in particular the islands of the Hebrides, in the late summer and autumn of 1773. The sixty-three year-old Johnson was accompanied by his thirty-two year-old friend of many years James Boswell, who was also keeping a record of the trip, published in 1785 as A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.
Courtney & Nichol Smith pp.117-23; Chapman p.151; Rothschild 1256.