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Johnson, Samuel ; Sir Richard Steele; Joseph Addison; Adam Fitz-Adam; et al.
SELECT BRITISH CLASSICKS in Eight Volumes [ Harrison's British Classics ] Including: The Spectator; The Rambler; The World; The Adventurer and Shenstone's Essays; The Guardian & Temple's Sketches; The Connoisseur & Dialogues of the Dead; The Idler, Fitzosborne's Letters, The Lover
London Printed for J. Walker / Harrison and Company 1793 Hardcover Very Good
Harrison's Collection; Contents are clean and tight in handsome contemporary binding of quarter navy blue calf over marbled boards with densely patterned gilt stamping at spines, red leather title labels with gilt lettering; all edges marbled. Several engraved illustrations. OCLC Number: 21867555 All volumes in very good condition with minor rubbing at extremities (minor loss at top of a couple volumes) and some scattered crazing at spines (not very noticeable due to the patterned stamping). A very handsome set containing several highspots of English literature to the eighteenth century. Each volume has an engraved title page for the set "Select British Classicks" and a separate titlepage for the individual works with "Harrison's Edition" at the top. Index at rear of Volume 8. Publishing dates for the individual volumes range from 1792 to 1795. Contents include: Volumes 1 & 2: The Spectator; Volume 3: Dr. Johnson's The Rambler; Volume 4: The World by Adam Fitz-Adam; Volume 5: The Adventurer and Shenstone's Essays on Men and Manners; Volume 6: The Guardian and Temple's Sketches; Volume 7: The Connoisseur and Lyttelton's Dialogues of the Dead; Volume 8: The Idler, Fitzosborne's Letters Dialogue on Oratory and Myrtle's The Lover
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