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The Spectator; With Illustrative Notes. To Which Are Prefixed, The Lives of the Authors. Comprehending Addison, Steele, Parnell, Hughes, Budgell, Eusden, Tickell, and Pope. With Critical Remarks on Their Respective Writings.

By Various

1801

H. D. Symonds; T Hurst et al. : London

9.5" by 6"

334pp, ix, 131pp, vii; iii, 416pp, xiii; iv, 425pp; 423pp; 470pp; 399pp; 463pp; 354pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A beautifully bound Regency copy of the famous Spectator in very attractive condition and still in its original early 18th century binding.

A very scarce set of works, in a uniform full calf binding. Complete in 8 volumes. 'The Spectator' was a paper published daily throughout the years 1711 to 1712. The work promoted family values, marriage and social etiquette, whilst offering topics of conversion and literary discussions. Aimed at the newly emerging middle-classes the publication was read by throughout London. The work continued to be read into the 19th century. Alongside this the volume features several biographical works exploring the lives of the contributing authors. These include the papers founders Joseph Addison and Richards Steele, alongside Thomas Parnell, John Hughes, Lawrence Eusden, Thomas Tickell and Alexander Pope. A lovely example of this popular publication from the 18th century

CONDITION

in a uniform full calf binding. Externally generally smart. Rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, joint and extremities, resulting in small patches of loss. Light creased to the spine resulting in several surface cracks. Crack to the front and rear joints, to the head and tail of volumes I to IV. A small amount of loss to rear board board of volumes I, II and VIII. Bump to the head of the front board of volume IV. Light cockling to the front endpapers of each volume. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd spot, mainly to the first and last pages. Light age toning to the title pages of each volume. Light offsetting to the rear pages of volume VII and VIII, which seems to have been caused by a letter or document.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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