The Papers Of Joseph Addison, Esq. In The Tatler, Spectator, Guardian, And Freeholder. Together With The Treatise On The Christian Religion..
Bound in original half calf over marbled boards; spines in compartments with gilt band with contrasting black morocco title labels, gilt (Vol. I lacks title label). All edges marbled. Some age related wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good clean crisp set.
Printed for William Creech.,
To which are prefixed tickell's life of the author, and extracts from dr. johnson's remarks on his prose writings. with original notes never before published. in four volumes.
FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo, in fours. 5 x 8 inches. Vol. I,  + xlvi + 425 +  pp. +  pp. index.; Vol. II, [iv] + 435 +  pp. +  pp. index.; Vol. III, [iv] + 452 pp.; Vol. IV, [iv] + 509 pp.; pagination of Vols. III-IV includes indexes.
A late eighteenth century four volume set of the periodical writings of Joseph Addison (1672-1719), politician and writer, best known as an essayist. It includes, the articles he contributed to the highly influential periodicals, The Tatler (1709-11) and the Spectator (1711-12 and 1714), as well as the The Guardian (1713) and The Freeholder (1715-16). William Creech (1745-1815), the publisher was a notable figure in the Edinburgh book trade for a period of forty years and a publisher of Robert Burns.
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