Lot 511

BASKERVILLE PRESS - Joseph ADDISON (1672-1719). The Works.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £260
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BASKERVILLE PRESS - Joseph ADDISON (1672-1719). The Works. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, 1761. 4 volumes, 4to (295 x 233mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by J. Miller after Godfrey Kneller, 3 engraved plates by Grignion after Hayman in vol. one, 13 engraved plates or full-page engraved illustrations of medals in vol. II, engraved illustrations (some captions of plates cropped, occasional spotting and staining). Attractively bound in contemporary tree calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco lettering-pieces (spines rubbed and a little faded, joints splitting or creased). Brunet I, 17: "Très belle édition des oeuvres de cet écrivain célèbre ..."; Gaskell 17; Lowndes II: "A beautiful and esteemed edition ..." (4)

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