first edition Hardcover
1710-1711 · London
by Steele, Richard; Addison, Joseph; Swift, Jonathan
London: Charles Lillie, 1710-1711. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavos, 4 volumes; Fair; bound in full contemporary brown calf, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to other compartments; severe wear to spines, including half of label missing on volume 1, lower two compartments missing on volume 3, most of lower three compartments missing on volume 4, cracking and chipping to all volumes; rubbing to boards; bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes; red speckled text blocks; TB consignment. 271 numbers, originally issued in folio, three times a week, April 12, 1709, to January 2, 1710 [i.e. 1711]. About 188 numbers were by Steele, the emainder by Addison and Swift. The List of subscribers in volume 1 includes Lord Byron and Sir Isaac Newton.;. 1306152. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.
(Inventory #: 1306152)