15th May 2018
THE TATLER. - [Joseph ADDISON and Sir Richard STEELE]. The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. London: printed and sold by John Morphew, 1710-1711. 2 vols. in 1, folio (345 x 208mm.) Portrait frontispiece, bound in at issue number 50 a contemporary hand-written 2pp. of the dedication to Sir Edward Wortley Montague that was printed in the 2nd vol. of the octavo edition, also a 9pp. hand-written copy of the dedication and preface to the 3rd vol. of the octavo edition at number 189, also at rear a 7pp. hand-written copy of the 'motto's' of the 5th vol. of the 12mo edition. (Browning and moderate spotting.) Near contemporary panelled calf, red morocco lettering piece to the spine (scuffing and bumped to extremities). Note: Steele and Addison were writing The Tatler until issue 271, thereafter it was continued by others until issue 331. This edition has 331 numbered issues. Provenance: Robert Milnes-Crewe (bookplate to the front pastedown); The West Horsley Place Collection.
Hammer price: £1,300
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