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The Spectator

The Spectator

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The Spectator

by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

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About This Item

The Spectator was a two or three page paper written by Addison and Steele that was published from 1711-1712 in London, England. Eight bound volumes of The Spectator were published in later runs, each volume containing about 200 daily editions.

Boards are rubbed, scuffed and soiled and most of the gilt spine titles and red band backgrounds have faded. Corners are bumped. Volume two's rear board and volume eight's front board have seperated from the spine but have a very clean break and could be reattached with some basic rebinding. Raised spine ribs. Endpapers and title pages show minor browning with age, but all other pages are clean and bright for their age. Indexes at the rear of the texts.

All proceeds benefit The Friends of the San Anselmo Library. No expedited shipping on this set. Extra charges for sending the set will be added to the order after shipping to match the actual cost of mailing.


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Town Books of San Anselmo US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
The Spectator
Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Brown leather boards with gilt titles and volume numbers on red band
Book Condition
Used - Good-
Jacket Condition
Quantity Available
7 volumes published in 1767, one volume in 1753
J & R Tonson (vol. III J & R Tonson & S. Draper)
Place of Publication
Date Published
1767 (vol. III 1753)
4 1/4 x 6 7/8
0.00 lbs
magazines, London, England, English History, satire, daily news, politics
Bookseller catalogs
18th Century Books;

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Town Books of San Anselmo

Seller rating:
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San Rafael, California

About Town Books of San Anselmo

Town Books is run by volunteers for the benefit of the San Anselmo Library, San Anselmo, CA. All titles are donated and go through a thorough accession process to ensure that the books are clean and in a good reading state. Selected titles of rare and vintage books are reserved for our online sales with


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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