First Baskerville edition. Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, at Shakespear's Head in The Strand, London. Birmingham. 1761. 4 volumes. Quarto. Complete with the rare "Directions to the Binder". Text and plates all complete.
Vol. I: I, title, ii blank, iii-v dedication, vi blank, vii-xx Preface, xxi-xxv Poem, xxvi-xxvii Contents, xxvii blank, 1-501 Poems on Several Occasions, 502 blank, 503-37 Poemata, 538 blank, 3z2 blank, 3z2 verso "Directions to the Binder. This leaf is to be cut out". (therefore usually missing) 413-537 Dialogues upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals, 538 blank, 539-42 index 543-4 blank. 3 engraved plates, plus 6 plates included in pagination.
Vol. II: Title, A1 blank, A2 sub title to Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, A2v blank. A3-A3v Dedication, A4-A4v Preface, 1-171 Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, 172 blank, 173-372 The Tatler, 373-538 The Spectator, 539-40 Index, 550 blank. 7 engraved plates.
Vol. III: Title, blank, 3-579 The Spectator, 580 blank, 581-91…