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[Addison, Joseph and Sir Richard Steele]
[THE TATLER]. THE LUCUBRATIONS OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF ESQ.  SOLD BY JOHN MORPHEW, 1710-1711
Estimate
1,2001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
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[Addison, Joseph and Sir Richard Steele]
[THE TATLER]. THE LUCUBRATIONS OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF ESQ.  SOLD BY JOHN MORPHEW, 1710-1711
Estimate
1,2001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Addison, Joseph and Sir Richard Steele]
[THE TATLER]. THE LUCUBRATIONS OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF ESQ.  SOLD BY JOHN MORPHEW, 1710-1711
4 volumes, 8vo, issues 1-271 [all published], list of subscribers in each volume, initials "E.P". on title of volume 3 and half-title of volume 4 (probably that of a subscriber), eighteenth-century red morocco by John Brindley, covers gilt with a dog-tooth roll border enclosing panel with flower and rectangle roll, fleurons at outer corners and cherubs at inner corners, central lozenge, spine in six compartments richly gilt, all edges gilt, skilfully rebacked preserving the original spines (4)
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Provenance

Maggs Catalogue 1212, Bookbinding in the British Isles, Part I, item 103

Literature

Grolier English 39; Rothschild 1948.

Catalogue Note

A FINE BRINDLEY BINDING.

The literary and society journal The Tatler was started by Richard Steele in 1709 and published for two years. It represented a new approach to journalism, featuring cultivated essays on contemporary manners, and established the pattern that would be copied in such British classics Addison and Steele's Spectator, Samuel Johnson's Rambler and Idler, and Goldsmith's Citizen of the World.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London