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The Spectator Vols 1 & 2 (1808)

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'The Spectator With Sketches Of The Lives Of The Authors And Explanatory Notes Vols 1 & 2', published 1808 by T Hamilton, London. A collection (eight volumes in total) of religious, moral, critical, satirical and other humorous essays, edited by the essayists Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. Originally published 1711/12 with aims to "enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality….something that every middle-class household with aspirations to looking like its members took literature seriously would want to have." Half leather covers, 10.5cm x 17cm.

In fair condition. The hard covers are extensively worn; the leather has worn away from the front and back and become detached from the spine. As expected, the edges of the book block are stained. There is a handwritten presentation inscription dated 1899 in Welsh from the Rev R Jones placing the book in the chapel library which has sustained a little water damage , though it is perfectly legible. The binding is a little loose and has become semi-detached at the title page, but remains tight throughout the remainder of the book. The internal pages are lightly tanned with occasional thumbmarks and very occasional foxing. Text is clear.

Note: Not to be confused with the first two volumes of the current publication also named ‘The Spectator’.

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'The Spectator With Sketches Of The Lives Of The Authors And Explanatory Notes Vols 1 & 2', published 1808 by T Hamilton, London. A collection (eight volumes in total) of religious, moral, critical, satirical and other humorous essays, edited by the essayists Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. Originally published 1711/12 with aims to "enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality….something that every middle-class household with aspirations to looking like its members took literature seriously would want to have." Half leather covers, 10.5cm x 17cm.

In fair condition. The hard covers are extensively worn; the leather has worn away from the front and back and become detached from the spine. As expected, the edges of the book block are stained. There is a handwritten presentation inscription dated 1899 in Welsh from the Rev R Jones placing the book in the chapel library which has sustained a little water damage , though it is perfectly legible. The binding is a little loose and has become semi-detached at the title page, but remains tight throughout the remainder of the book. The internal pages are lightly tanned with occasional thumbmarks and very occasional foxing. Text is clear.

Note: Not to be confused with the first two volumes of the current publication also named ‘The Spectator’.

Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback

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