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This is an auction for SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY by Joseph Addison.

Edited by John Hampden.

Wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith.

This is a Folio Society hardback, in its original slipcase.

From Wikipedia:

"The Spectator was a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England, lasting from 1711 to 1712. Each "paper", or "number", was approximately 2500 words long, and the original run consisted of 555 numbers, beginning on 1 March 1711. These were collected into seven volumes. The paper was revived without the involvement of Steele in 1714, appearing thrice weekly for six months, and these papers when collected formed the eighth volume. The second number of The Spectator introduces the members of the "Spectator Club", Mr Spectator's close friends. This forms a cast of secondary characters which The Spectator can draw on in its stories and examples of social conduct. In order to foster an inclusive ethos, they are drawn from many different walks of life. The best known of these characters is Sir Roger de Coverley, an English squire of Queen Anne's reign. He exemplified the values of an old country gentleman, and was portrayed as lovable but somewhat ridiculous, making his Tory politics seem harmless but silly. He was said to be the grandson of the man who invented the dance..."

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Folio Society hardback 1967.

185 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.40 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • tracked mail$6.40
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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