The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors an Index and Explanatory Notes (Complete in Eight Volumes)
London: Tonson and Draper, 1747.
Eight octavo volumes. Contemporary full leather, gilt dentelle and spines. Marbled page ends and endpapers. Wear to edges, fading to spines, lacking spine labels. Scattered spotting. The Spectator was a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England, lasting from 1711 to 1712. It was an influential middle-class, Whig publication, read extensively in the American colonies. Its aim was to "enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality."
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