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THE GUARDIAN
The Guardian. Volume the first (second).
London: printed by T. Gillet; for Messrs. Longman, Law, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson, Richardson, Baldwin, Rivington, Otridge and Son, Hayes, Wilkie, W. Lowndes, Ogilvie and Son, J. Edwards, Vernor and Hood, Cadell and Davies, H. Lowndes, and Lee and Hurst, 1797.
2 vols ; 24.4 cm. (8º)
I: [2], iv, 508 p. : engr. t.-p.
II: 531, [1] p. : engr. t.-p.

The Guardian was a short-lived newspaper founded by Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope and others, originally published in 175 numbers from 12 March to 1 October, 1713. A continuation, The Englishman, was issued between 6 October 1713 and 15 February 1714 and likewise reprinted as a collected volume (q.v.). Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the Tatler and the Spectator, editions of which are also in Soane's library. Engraved title-page vignettes by Charles Grignion. ESTC t97934.

Binding Late C18th/early C19th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, blue marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 344


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