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by Joseph Addison

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Four volumes, quarto, bound in contemporary English paneled calf, with decorative tooling in blind, and acid-sprinkled central panel. Professionally restored, and rebacked in period style. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I engraved by G. Vertue after G. Kneller, and engraved headpiece engraved by G.V. der Gucht after Jac. Thornhill. First Edition, ordinary paper issue, with headpiece on page 3 of Volume I depicting an urn upon a pedestal. A great momument of English literature, published just two years after Addison's death. Samuel Johnson, who greatly admired his writing, declared "Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar, but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.". Bookseller Inventory
  plattjerome | May 21, 2006 |
The Works of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison [1672-1719]
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Book Description: 1721. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1721. Four volumes, quarto, bound in contemporary English paneled calf, with decorative tooling in blind, and acid-sprinkled central panel. Professionally restored, and rebacked in period style, with new burgundy morocco spine labels. Pp. [2], [xxiv], 559; [8], 583, [1]; 624; 594, [18]. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I engraved by G. Vertue after G. Kneller, and engraved headpiece engraved by G.V. der Gucht after Jac. Thornhill. First Edition, ordinary paper issue, with headpiece on page 3 of Volume I depicting an urn upon a pedestal. A great momument of English literature, published just two years after Addison's death. Samuel Johnson, who greatly admired his writing, declared "Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar, but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.". Bookseller Inventory #8456
  plattjerome | May 9, 2006 |
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