By: ADDISON : Sir Richard Phillips.
Printed for Richard Phillips .:
Seller ID: 7286
Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, sm.8vos, contemporary polished calf gilt, small red & green red morocco labels. Striking contemporary armorial bookplate of Sir Michael R. Shaw Stewart. Vol 2 with final 6pp integral advts. With engraved titles + 2 portraits + 7 folding manuscript facsimiles. Aside from some light wear & abrasion to the covers, an attractively clean bright copy.
Scarce. Short biographies of Addison had appeared here and there as prefaces etc, and Johnson had also included Addison in his Lives Of The Poets. But this is the first separate book about Addison. Oddly enough not noticed by the generally authoritative 1954 Life by Smithers. ** Armorial bookplates of Sir Michael R. Shaw Stewart 1826–1903, Tory MP and later Lord Lieutenant for Renfrewshire, High Sherriff of Wiltshire, and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scottish Masons. Shaw-Stewart played cricket once for the MCC. In 1849 a manuscript catalogue of the Shaw-Stewart library was drawn up de... View More...