First Baskerville edition. Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, at Shakespear's Head in The Strand, London. Birmingham. 1761. 4 volumes. Quarto. Complete with the rare "Directions to the Binder". Text and plates all complete. Vol. I: I, title, ii blank, iii-v dedication, vi blank, vii-xx Preface, xxi-xxv Poem, xxvi-xxvii Contents, xxvii blank, 1-501 Poems on Several Occasions, 502 blank, 503-37 Poemata, 538 blank, 3z2 blank, 3z2 verso "Directions to the Binder. This leaf is to be cut out". (therefore usually missing) 413-537 Dialogues upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals, 538 blank, 539-42 index 543-4 blank. 3 engraved plates, plus 6 plates included in pagination. Vol. II: Title, A1 blank, A2 sub title to Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, A2v blank. A3-A3v Dedication, A4-A4v Preface, 1-171 Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, 172 blank, 173-372 The Tatler, 373-538 The Spectator, 539-40 Index, 550 blank. 7 engraved plates. Vol. III: Title, blank, 3-579 The Spectator, 580 blank, 581-91 Index, 592 blank. Vol. IV: Title, blank, 3-117 The Spectator, 118 blank, 119-271 The Guardian, 272-8 The Lover, 279-300 The Present State of the War, 301-7 The Trial of Count Tariff, 308 blank, 309-32 The Whig-Examiner, 333-522 The Free Holder, 523-55 Of the Christian Religion, 556 blank, 557-66 Index, 567-8 blank. Full calf, spines renewed with gilt rules, leather labels in red and black with gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. Minor paper fault to I, p.401, II, p.148 no loss; marginal spot II, p.100/101; slight marginal browning to IV, p.487/8, text unaffected. A handsome set. Provenance: From the library at Thurland Castle. Armorial bookplate of R. H. Welch to fep of each volume, illustrated with a Star, Wand and Garter crest. Robert Welch, Liverpool Merchant. d.1780 of Thurland Castle, Lune Valley. ESTC T89166. Gaskell 17.
Author Addison, Joseph
Binding Full calf
Publisher Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, at Shakespear's Head in The Strand