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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
A JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES,
BY JAMES BOSWELL.
A REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED MR. BOSWELL'S CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS, ISSUED
IN 1792 ; THE VARIATIONS OF THE SECOND EDITION, WITH SOME
EDITED, WITH NEW NOTES,
PERCY FITZGERALD, M.A., F.S.A.
IN THREE VOLUMES,
SECOND EDITION WITH A PREFACE BY THE EDITOR, AND A BOSWELL
Librarian to the Athenaum Club.
SWAN SONNENSCHEIN, LOWREY & CO.,
TO THOMAS CARLYLE, Esq.
DEAR MR. CARLYLE,
You were kind enough to encourage me to undertake the task of restoring the text of Mr. Boswell's great Biography: and, in addition, have allowed me to inscribe the work, now completed, to you.
That my humble labour will be found worthy of such encourage
ment, I will not venture to affirm : but it has, at least, been
directed by a reverential feeling, and, above all, is conceived in the spirit of that admirable view of Boswell's work and character
which you gave to the world many years ago.