(1740 - 1795)
James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck, was a Scottish biographer and diarist. His surname has passed into the English language as a term for a constant companion and observer, especially one who records those observations in print.
Everybody’s Boswell (1930)
All the best bits from Boswell’s Life of Johnson and A Tour of the Hebrides. The cover is from the 1989 reprint.