Author:Wimsatt, William K.; Pottle, Frederick A

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Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774 (The Yale Editions of The Private Papers of James Boswell)

By: Wimsatt, William K.; Pottle, Frederick A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2029698

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards a bit spotted, bottom corner bumped, jacket rubbed with a few minor tears to corners. 1960 Hard Cover. xxxii, 424 pp. 8vo. Map of London on endpapers, fold-out map of Edinburgh precedes text, frontispiece and five plates. An account of the legal career of James Boswell, most well-known for his exhaustive biography of Samuel Johnson. This volume focuses mainly on Boswell's defense of a man accused of stealing sheep (a hanging offense in 18th century Scotland), a charge against which Boswell vehemently argued. View more info