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THE SPECTATOR ...
[Spectator. 1711]
The Spectator. Numb. CCXXXVII. Saturday, December 1. 1711. (Numb. CCCII. Friday, February 15. 1712; Numb. CCCLXXXIV. Wednesday, May 21. 1712.)
London: printed for Sam. Buckler; and sold by A. Baldwin; as also by Charles Lillie, 1711.
32.3 cm. (1/2°)

Printed half-sheets. Three single issues only; issue number precedes title. Anonymous. By Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele and others. The first issue of The Spectator appeared on March 1, 1711, and the first series ran until December 6, 1712. Originally issued in 555 numbers, six times a week from 1 March 1711 to 6 December 1712, and revived from 18 June to 20 December 1714 (nos. 556--635, mainly by Addision, reprinted here as vol. VIII). The Spectator was much reprinted in collected editions (1767 ed., q.v.), and transformed British periodical writing, with hundreds of collected editions published over the next two centuries. ESTC p1724.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Issue no. 237, Saturday, December 1, 1711. Copy 2: Issue no. 302, Friday, February 15, 1712.
Copy 3: Issue no. 384, Wednesday, May 21, 1712.

Binding Copy 1: Folded paper. Copy 2: Folded paper.
Copy 3: Folded paper.

Reference Number 5925


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