The Spectator, New Edition, Carefully Corrected from the Originals, with Historical, Biographical, and Explanatory Notes, Contents, and a General Index, to Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors. Complete in Eight Volumes

The Spectator, New Edition, Carefully Corrected from the Originals, with...
The Spectator, New Edition, Carefully Corrected from the Originals, with Historical, Biographical, and Explanatory Notes, Contents, and a General Index, to Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors. Complete in Eight Volumes
The Spectator, New Edition, Carefully Corrected from the Originals, with Historical, Biographical, and Explanatory Notes, Contents, and a General Index, to Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors. Complete in Eight Volumes

London: J. Bumpus, et al. Complete in eight volumes. 1819. Later edition. Hardcover, 4to. in full leather with decorative gilt on spine and boards, gilt edges and dentelles. Varying paginations, with an engraved frontis in each volume and engravings throughout. Good. Volumes 1, 4, 5, and 8 lack leather number labels. The front board of volume 8 is detached entirely. Hinges of other volumes delicate but intact. Some separation of spine leather from backing. Indications of previous repair and retouching. Though externally flawed, the contents are clean and unmarked, and the plates remain bright. The collected reprinting of the original Spectator magazine, popular in London during the 1710s. Titular Mr. Spectator and his revolving cast of companions provide droll commentary on English society at the time. Despite a fairly modest circulation, the Spectator was widely read and catered mostly to the tastes of the emerging middle classes. The first seven volumes encompass the magazine's original run from 1711-1712, and the eighth the paper's revival in 1914. 8vo. Digital images available upon request. Set may require extra postage. Good.

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