(The Grabhorn Press) AN ORIGINAL ISSUE OF "THE SPECTATOR"; Together with The Story of the Famous English Periodical and of its Founders, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Eric PARTRIDGE.
(The Grabhorn Press) AN ORIGINAL ISSUE OF "THE SPECTATOR"; Together with The Story of the Famous English Periodical and of its Founders, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
(The Grabhorn Press) AN ORIGINAL ISSUE OF "THE SPECTATOR"; Together with The Story of the Famous English Periodical and of its Founders, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
(The Grabhorn Press) AN ORIGINAL ISSUE OF "THE SPECTATOR"; Together with The Story of the Famous English Periodical and of its Founders, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
(The Grabhorn Press) AN ORIGINAL ISSUE OF "THE SPECTATOR"; Together with The Story of the Famous English Periodical and of its Founders, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

(The Grabhorn Press) AN ORIGINAL ISSUE OF "THE SPECTATOR"; Together with The Story of the Famous English Periodical and of its Founders, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1939. First Edition. (vi) 50 pages. First Edition, limited to 450 copies, printed by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco. An original issue of "The Spectator" dated May 2, 1712, tipped in. 13 1/4" x 8 1/4". Tan cloth-backed marbled boards. Paper spine titling. Portraits of Addison and Steele in frames as title page decoration. Baskerville monotype. Addison and Steele had previously published The Tatler. Per author Partridge, at page 36: "The Spectator, like The Tatler and The Guardian, chimed with the spirit of the age--and improved it. In Steele and Addison, indubitable talent almost achieved genius, so intuitively did they co-operate with the sentiments of the age." GB 312. A Near Fine (some slight edgewear) copy, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address. Item #1832

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