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The Spectator in 8 Volumes dated March 1, 1711 through December 20, 1714

Smith, George G.; Dobson, Austin; Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard

Published by J. M. Dent & Co, London, 1898
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Duodecimo in brown spine and grey cloth; various pages; frontispiece with tissue protective sheet; 18 cm. The Spectator was published daily, in single sheets of foolscap folio, printed in double columns on both sides. The first number appeared on 1st March 1711, and the last on 6th December 1712. The sheets were afterwards republished in monthly parts. Two volumes, "well bound and gilt, two guineas," were issued to the subscribers on 8th January 1712.the third and forth appeared some time in April that year; and the fifth, sixth, and seventh early in 1713. These seven volumes consitute the Second or First Collected edition, and with an eighth, edited by Addison in 1715, from the supplementary papers which he had published from 18th June to 20th December 1714." --Preface of Volume 1. Volumes 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 are very good. The spines are in tact though moderately sunned; light to moderate fraying to spine ends but no cracking of joints; grey cloth is moderately sunned though no fraying; to edge is dust soiled to 5 volumes; pages are clean, bright and tight; volume 6 can be described simarly to the previous five though the grey cloth heavily sunned to a medium brown; the cloth spine for volume 8 is cracked at the spine joint but still in tact at the ends; some light fraying at the rear joint of the spine; light foxing to cover cloth; insides are as described above for previous volumes; the cloth spine for volume 1 is cracked at the rear and cover joints though still attached at both ends; there's a slit across the width of spine above the title on the spine; else pages are described above for the other volumes. Over all. Good to Very good copies with clean, crisp pages and light to heavy soiling; and tight to some fragile binding though all are in tact. Bookseller Inventory # 85017

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Title: The Spectator in 8 Volumes dated March 1, ...

Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co, London

Publication Date: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Reprint.

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