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Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq., in Three Volumes, With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr.Tickell (complete, 3 Volumes) by Joseph Addison - Hardcover - 1766 - from Duck Cottage Books and Biblio.co.uk

Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq., in Three Volumes, With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr.Tickell (complete, 3 Volumes)

by Joseph Addison

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


The Strand, London: Jacob Tonson, 1766. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 904 12mo. Three uniform leather bound volumes, re-backed (not recently), retaining original spine strips. Top and fore-edges tinted. Volume 1 contains Poems on Several Occasions; Volume 2 includes Cato, a Tragedy; Volume 3 includes an essay, in the form of conversations, setting out what can be learned from the study of Greek and Roman coins ('Dialogues Upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals'). Volume 1 has a portrait of Addison as frontispiece; thsi appears to have been moved durin g the rebacking from Volume 2 (evidenced by offsetting of this portrait to the verso of the contents page of Volume 2). Volume 2 has an engraving intended to be bound facing the title page of that volume, but bound in opposite page 3, as well as an engraving bound in its rightful place opposite the start of 'The Drummer Or, the Haunted-House' (p 183). Volume 3 is illustrated with several pages of drawings of Greek and Roman coins (pp 171 to 133, single sided). Condition notes: Leather rubbed and worn along edges, corners bumped, but bindings firm, and overall an attractive set. Previous owner's surname to front free end paper.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Duck Cottage Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3185
  • Title: Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq., in Three Volumes, With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr.Tickell (complete, 3 Volumes)
  • Author: Joseph Addison
  • Format/binding:Hardback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Jacob Tonson
  • Place: The Strand, London
  • Date published: 1766
  • Keywords: Greek coins, Roman coins, ancient history, essays, miscellanies
  • Bookseller catalogs: Miscellaneous;
  • Size: 904 12mo


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