New York: George Dearborn, 1834. Two Volumes. A New Edition with numerous additions and notes by John Wilson Croker. Bound in three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards with gilt borders, spine with bright gold tooling and blind-stamped designs. Illustrated with portraits and large fold-out plate. Comprises an account of JohnsonÕs studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published. Exhibits a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain during the near half century while Johnson flourished. Previous owner names and manuscript notes in ink on front blank. Marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Large 8vo., thick. 563pp. 566pp. Hardcover.