The Spectator, Volumes 2, 5 and 6

c1790, full leather, each with engraved frontis


Joseph Addison, and Richard Steele


Longman, Dodsley, Law et al, London, 1790
The Spectator, Volumes 2, 5 and 6The Spectator, Volumes 2, 5 and 6The Spectator, Volumes 2, 5 and 6

Printing Details

Undated, c1790. Three volumes, full leather. Each 18.5 × 11cm. Vol 2: 349pp + index, Vol 5: 319pp + index, Vol 6: 323pp + index.

Three volumes of The Spectator, a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England, lasting from 1711 to 1712. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece.


Good condition. There is light wear to the leather and joints but the bindings are secure. There is some foxing to each volume and volume 6 has a closed tear to page 313 which whilst running across the text, there is no loss.

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