- New York: Charles Scribner's, 1897-1898.
- small 8vo
- variously paginated
Price: $600.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 137964
First edition thus. A near fine set, and very scarce in this condition. Printed by W. H. White & Co., Ltd. and Riverside Press, Edinburgh.
Originally published in 635 numbers from March 1, 1711 to December 6, 1712; June 18 to December 20, 1714. Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine... Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer, playwright, and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Tatler (1709). The Tatler was closed down to avoid the complications of running a Whig publication that had come under Tory attack. Addison and Steele then founded The Spectator in 1711 and also the Guardian in 1713.