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THE SPECTATOR
[Spectator. 1789]
The spectator. Volume the first (- eighth).
London: printed by H. Hughs; for Messrs. Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley, White, Law, Robson, Crowder, H. Baldwin, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson, Cadell, Stuart, Sewell, Murray, Flexney, R. Baldwin, Faulder, Goldsmith, Knox, Otridge, Hayes, Piguinet, M'Queen, Newbery, Lowndes, Edwards, and Stalker, 1789.
8 vols ; 21.3 cm. (8º)
I: [2], iv, 476, [12] p.
II: [2], iii, [1], 506, [14] p.
III: [2], 479, [9] p.
IV: [2], iv, 443, [13] p.
V: [2], 460, [12] p.
VI: [2], 459, [19] p.
VII: [2], 486, [12] p.
VIII: [2], 408, [10] p.

Anonymous. By Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele and others. Originally issued in 555 numbers, six times a week from 1 March 1711 to 6 December 1712 (reprinted here as vols. I--VII), and revived from 18 June to 20 December 1714 (nos. 556--635, mainly by Addison, reprinted here as vol. VIII); three loose issues from 1711 and 1712 are also in Soane's collection (q.v.). The Spectator succeeded Addison and Steele's earlier periodical The Tatler which ran from April 1709 to January 1711 and transformed British periodical writing, with hundreds of collected editions published over the next two centuries. Printer varies: volumes III and IV are printed by T. Wright, volumes V and VI by T. Spilsbury, volumes VII and VIII by T. Bensley. The title-page vignettes are engraved by Charles Grignion and Simon François Ravenet after Francis Hayman. Each volume has an index. ESTC t97954.

Copy Notes With the index to vol. III misbound at the end of vol. IV, as noted in contemporary inscriptions in ink at the end of the respective volumes.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, black and red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 722


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