London: S. Buckley and J. Tonson, 1712-15.
First collected edition (except second edition of Volume 2), LARGE PAPER ISSUE. 8 vols. 8vo (22 cm.). Large Paper Copy. Contemporary gilt-panelled, sprinkled calf with gilt-panelled spines, red morocco lettering pieces. Joints and extremities slightly rubbed, vols. II and VIII rehinged, repair to some heads; internally a fine, wide-margined copy. Grolier Club, Bibliographical Notes One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, No. 40 ("A few copies on Large Paper were sold at One Guinea a volume."). Item #235215
Lovely copy of the famous journal in the rare LARGE PAPER ISSUE.
"Volumes I and 2, printed in octavo, were bound up, and, dedicated to Lord Somers and Lord Halifax, were issued in 1712; volumes 3 and 4, with dedications to Henry Boyle and the Duke of Marlborough, came out the next year; and the remaining three, with dedications to the Marquis of Wharton, Earl of Sunderland, and Sir Paul Methuen, were also published in 1713. With the help of Eustace Budgell, Addison issued a continuation of the paper in 1714, which, when it made enough numbers for a volume, was issued with a dedication to Will Honeycomb, in 1715. An edition in duodecimo was also published. A few copies on large paper sold at one guinea a volume." - Kent, Bibliographical Notes on One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, No. 40.
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