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THE SPECTATOR. Printed in 1753. Leather set. Complete in 8 volumes

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THE SPECTATOR. Printed in 1753. Leather set. Complete in 8 volumes

by Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard

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Edinburgh, 1753. First Edition Thus, Carefully Corrected. Bound in full leather bindings. These are the original 18th century bindings. Raised hubs. Printed on quality rag paper. Approximately 9+ inches of shelf space. 7 inches tall. In Good condition. The hinges are all attached, although some starting, with archival restoration. Printed on quality paper. Some foxing. Tightly bound and complete. Some general wear/rubs, some labels lacking. An early inscription and bookplate. A nice antiquarian set of the Spectator from the 18th century. The Spectator was an important literary magazine from the 1700's, and an important addition to any antiquarian collection. According to Dibdin, not to possess the works of Addison is a misdemeanor. The Spectator 'set out not only to entertain and inform, but also to edify and instruct morally and aesthetically'. Addison and Steele's stated goal was to 'enliven Morality with Wit, and to temper Wit with Morality.' The daily issues of The Spectator became a huge success, with essays commenting on the sublime, the social, and the political. It became a major venue for the spread of Enlightenment ideas, and was one of the first publications to appeal directly to a female readership. Number 40 of the Grolier 100. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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Bookseller
Merchants Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3104
Title
THE SPECTATOR. Printed in 1753. Leather set. Complete in 8 volumes
Author
Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus, Carefully Corrected
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date Published
1753
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Merchants Rare Books, established in 2003, buys and sells rare and antiquarian books, with an emphasis on first editions and fine antiquarian sets from the 17th - 19th centuries.

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