The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison. With Notes by Richard Hurd, D. D.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. 6 vols, 4to. (8 3/8 x 5 inches). [xxiii], 559; [viii], 583; 624; 594, pp. Names of Subscribers. Engraved plates of medals, many large engraved head-pieces, initials, tail-pieces, text illustrations.
Full green morocco with gilt ruled border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, edges gilt.
A lovely set of works by the noted English essayist.
Joseph Addison was a celebrated playwright during the 18th century, and many modern English speakers remember him for his perfection of the English essay as a genre in the magazine he co-founded, "The Spectator." This is a collection of Joseph Addison's essays, poems, and other writings, including "Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c., in the years 1701, 1702, 1703," and pieces from The Tattler and The Spectator.