Tatler, The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff
1752, complete in four volumes containing all issues of Tatler 1709–1711
Four volumes, complete. Full leather binding with contrasting leather title labels to spine. Each 13 × 8cm. 314pp + index, 346pp + index, 330pp + index, and 326pp + index.
The Tatler was a British literary and society journal begun by Richard Steele in 1709 and published for two years. These pocket editions contain all issues from No 1 (12 April 1709) to No 271 (Jan 2 1711—although the final issue is misprinted as 1710).
The books carry the bookplate of Nathaniel Cholmley (1721–1791), a British politician who lived at Howsham Hall in North Yorkshire.
A good set but the leather is rubbed to all volumes. There is some weakening to the joints, with the front board of volume 4 starting to detach. The contents are in good condition, some tanning and spotting but good for age.