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The Spectator. A New Edition in Eight Volumes with Illustrative Notes. To which are prefixed, The Lives of the Authors, By Robert Bisset, A.M. London: Printed for George Robertson, 1793.

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The Spectator. A New Edition in Eight Volumes with Illustrative Notes. To which are prefixed, The Lives of the Authors, By Robert Bisset, A.M. London: Printed for George Robertson, 1793.

8 volumes, 8o (207 x 128 mm). 8 Engraved titles, half titles in volumes 3-8 (lacking letterpress title pages in volumes 2-8, lacking a few preliminary leaves, bound with duplicate S gathering in volume 7, some spotting throughout). Contemporary tree calf (rebacked). Provenance: Willm. Walker (bookseller's ticket on front pastedown).

Bisset's Biographical Sketch of the Authors of the Spectator, in the first volume of an eight-volume edition of the Spectator, included sketches of Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Thomas Parnell, John Hughes, Eustace Budgell, Laurence Eusden, Thomas Tickell and Alexander Pope. (8)
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