1752 The Free-Holder
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A smart copy of a mid eighteenth century edition of Joseph Addison's series of essays on the various social, cultural, and political issues of the early eighteenth century.
Essays cover a wide range of topics, including manners and morals, education, the role of women in society, the arts, and political corruption. The essays are notable for their wit, as well as their emphasis on the importance of reason, virtue, and civic duty.
With the bookplate of lawyer and book collector Davis Stather to the front pastedown.
ESTC reference T118419
A smart copy of the eighth edition of this work, which offers valuable insight into the cultural and intellectual climate of eighteenth century England.
In a full calf binding. Light rubbing to back strip and joints, otherwise externally smart. Tail of front joint starting, with board holding firm. Rear hinge strained but firmly held. Bookplate to front pastedown. Lacking front and rear free endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned, with significant spotting to page perimeters, most concentrated to first and last few leaves.
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