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Book Number 5065 
Author Steele, Richard; Addison, Joseph 
Title The Guardian; The Englishman: Being the Sequel of the Guardian; The Free-Holder, or Political Essays 
Date c.1714; 1714; 1716 
Publisher J. Tonson; D. Midwinter and J. Tonson 
Place of Publication London 
Edition First Edition 
Volume Information Four Volumes 
Cover 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.  
Size Small 8vo (160x96mm) 
Condition Very good condition, some wear to spine and occasional mild browning, otherwise text clean and crisp. Bound in decorative full gilt contemporary calf.  
Provenance Ex Libris “Anne White, 1772” 
Translation Info  
Notes 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.  
Price (US$) 950  
Short Description Book Social Sciences General; Book Literature English;  

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