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Steele, Richard; Addison, Joseph
The Guardian; The Englishman: Being the Sequel of the Guardian; The Free-Holder, or Political Essays
London: J. Tonson; D. Midwinter and J. Tonson, c.1714; 1714; 1716. Very good condition, some wear to spine and occasional mild browning, otherwise text clean and crisp. Bound in decorative full gilt contemporary calf. . Book Social Sciences General; Book Literature English; , Edition : First Edition, Full contemporary calf with decorative gilt ruling and devices on upper and lower boards, and inner gilt dentelles. Spine with five raised bands with densely gilt compartments and gilt title on two. Marbled pasted and free endpapers. All edges gilt. , Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. The Guardian was a short-lived newspaper published in London from 12 March to 1 October 1713. It was founded by Richard Steele and featured contributions from Joseph, Thomas Tickell, Alexander Pope and Ambrose Philips. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the Tatler and The Spectator. , Size : Small 8vo (160x96mm), Volume : Four Volumes, Ex Libris "Anne White, 1772"
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