The Works Of Joseph Addison,.


Bound in original half dark blue morocco over marbled boards; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon and green title labels, gilt. All endpapers and edges marbled. A little wear to extremities and occasional traces of foxing but otherwise a very good set. Signatures of Jane Foster, Hornby Castle 1865 on first or second free endpapers.



J. B. Lippincott and Co.,






Including the whole contents of bp. hurd's edition, with letters and other pieces not found in any previous collection; and macaulay's essay on his life and works. edited, with critical and explanatory notes by george washington greene. in six volumes.

Item Description

8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. Vol. I, lxxviii + 409 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 634 pp.; Vol. III, viii + 364 pp.; Vol. IV, 520 pp; Vol. V, xvi + 589 pp.; Vol. VI, x + 678 pp. Half titles may have been removed by binder.


Illustrated by 6 engraved frontispieces, including portrait and facsimile and by 9 plates of medals (Vol. II).


A six volume set of the writings of Joseph Addison (1672-1719), politician and writer, best known as an essayist. They include, his poems, translations, plays, prose works, letters and the articles he contributed to the highly influential periodicals, The Tatler and the Spectator (1709-12 and 1714), with his friend Richard Steele, as well as to The Freeholder and The Guardian. This US edition, edited by the historian, George Washington Greene (1811-83), first published, 1853-55, and reprinted several times since, is based on the 1811 edition of material assembled by Richard Hurd, Bishop of Worcester (1720-1808). It includes a long essay by the historian, Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) on the Life and Writings of Addison. This handsomely bound set was owned by Jane Foster of Hornby Castle, Lancashire. The Castle had been purchased by John Foster, a Bradford mill owner, in 1859.

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