Lot 2 of 145:
Baskerville Printing of Addison's Works 1761  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$600
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$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Works of the Late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq.
Author:
Addison, Joseph
Place:
Birmingham
Publisher:
John Baskerville
Date:
1761
Description:
4 volumes. [xxvii], 525 [i.e. 537], [4]; [vi], 538, [11]; 579, [11]; 555, [10] pp. Frontispiece and three engraved plates in Volume 1; six leaves of engraved medals in Volume 1 (included in pagination) and 7 inserted plates of medals in Volume 2. Bound without the directions to binder (as usual). (4to) 11½x9¼, early full calf with modern rebacking, red and green morocco spine labels. First Baskerville Edition. "Baskerville spared neither pains nor money to make his books as fine as he could most of his books were unusually beautiful..." (Gaskell, p. xix). Gaskell 17.
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Condition:
Extremities worn; some light foxing; else very good.
 
Item number:
195595
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