First American edition of Samuel Johnson’s Journey To The Western Island Of Scotland, published in 1810. Twelvemo, [iv], 284pp. Leather binding, gilt title over red morocco on spine. Significant wear to spine, cracking at hinges. Evidence of prior water damage to rear endpapers. Text generally clean, light toning as expected with age. Bookplate from “Cony Female Academy” of Augusta. Pencil marks on front free papers.
Comments: This book follows the travels of Samuel Johnson as he explored Scotland in the late summer and autumn of 1773. He was accompanied on the voyage by James Boswell, who would later go on to write The Life of Samuel Johnson, a notable biography.