c1870, a finely bound Victorian copy
Undated, c1870. New Edition. Hardback, bound in full leather by Bickers, with five raised bands, gilt decorations and contrasting title label to spine. Gilt edges to boards and all page edges marbled. Bevelled edges. 25 × 16cm, xxxii + 722pp
An attractive Victorian issue of The Spectator, the daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, running from the first issue of March 1st, 1710 the 635th issue of December 20th, 1714.
A very nice copy. The leather binding is in good order with some surface rubbing. The inner binding for the main body of text is in excellent strong condition but the introduction and contributor index (i-xxxii) are working loose. There is light foxing to the prelims and a neat previous owner's gift inscription to the ffep.