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The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers: From THE SPECTATOR, London: 1711-1712, With Some Prefatory Notes By W.M.Thackeray, and Illustrations Drawn for This Edition By Gordon Ross by  Eustace  Richard and Budgell - Hardcover - 1945 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers: From THE SPECTATOR, London: 1711-1712, With Some Prefatory Notes By W.M.Thackeray, and Illustrations Drawn for This Edition By Gordon Ross

by Addison, Joseph, Steele, Richard and Budgell, Eustace

Condition: Fine/No Jacket


New York, New York, USA: The Heritage Press, 1945. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Gordon Ross. Type: Hardback Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book in As New Condition. No Jacket or slipcase. Illustrated by Gordon Ross. Beautiful burgundy cloth with golden-brown panel gilt outlined, decorated, with title within, on front and spine. Very clean and unmarked, square with sharp corners, tight & solid with endbands. Frontis: full color illustration by Gordon Ross; eleven additional color plates. Interior is pristine. Sir Roger de Coverley is a delightful country squire created by Richard Steele as a chief character in the imaginary club that supposedly wrote The Spectator. He is a character described in The Spectator as a member of the Spectator Club, a gentleman of Worcestershire of ancient descent, a baronet, to all "intents and purposes an actual country gentleman"His character was further developed by Joseph Addison as the perfect English gentleman in the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714). 9.25 x 6.25 inches. 198 pages. 1945, The Heritage Press, New York, New York, USA


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