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Addison, Joseph, Sir Richard Steele et al.
THE SPECTATOR. 1711-1712
Estimate
2,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT
42
Addison, Joseph, Sir Richard Steele et al.
THE SPECTATOR. 1711-1712
Estimate
2,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Addison, Joseph, Sir Richard Steele et al.
THE SPECTATOR. 1711-1712
2 volumes, 8vo, complete set of the original series of 555 numbers, each number a printed leaf on two sides, with tax stamps from August 1712 (when stamp tax was imposed), nineteenth-century Russia gilt, neatly rebackeda few issues shaved or cut close, nos. 70, 357, 364, 369, and 524 cropped with some loss to imprint or text
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Provenance

Dogmersfield Library, armorial bookplate; Countess Doheny, morocco book-label

Catalogue Note

Addison contributed about 274 numbers and Steele 236; other contributors were Pope, Carey, Tickell, Eusden, and Parnell. Pope contributed about 12 numbers.  The Spectator was revived in 1714 without the involvement of Addison.          

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

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London