Twenty caricature plates to illustrate the "tour to the Hebrides" by James Boswell
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Twenty caricature plates to illustrate the "tour to the Hebrides" by James Boswell by Thomas Rowlandson

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Published by Reeves and Turner in (London) .
Written in English


  • Boswell, James, -- 1740-1795.

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Edition Notes

Reprint of originals, 1786.

Statementdesigned by Rowlandson (after Samuel Collings).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13936028M

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Full text of "Boswell S Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides" See other formats. Rowlandson's Caricature Etchings Illustrating Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides, includes all twenty etchings in brown folio, complete with list of plates and title page. Title page reads ' Twenty Caricature Plates to Illustrate Dr. Johnson's Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell, designed by Rowlandson. With list of plates engraved Full text of "The life of Samuel Johnson including A journal of his tour to the Hebrides. To which are " See other formats. Dr. Johnson in Traveling Dress, as described in Boswell’s “Tour” Engraved by Trotter. Inscription to James Boswell, Junior, from James Boswell: Samuel Johnson Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by Heath. Inscription to Edmund Burke, by James Boswell: Mrs. Piozzi Engraved by Ridley from a miniature.

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