Days with Sir Roger de Coverley
London: Macmilland and Co., 1892. Third Edition. Zaehndorf. Days with Sir Roger de Coverley: Reprint from the Spectator. Addison, Joseph. 1892. Macmillan and Co. Third Edition. Illsutrated by Hugh Thomson. Bound by Zaehnsdorf 1898. 12mo.  Frontice illustration, with tissue guard. 11-13 index; B. 17-158 . Tan calf. Two line fillet border on front and back boards. Full gilt spine. Gilt page edges and decorative endpapers. Heavily illustrated throughout with in-line illustrations, as well as headpiece and tailpiece additions.
Sir Roger de Coverley is a fictional character, attributed to Joseph Addison and published in the The Spectator (a periodical published from 1711-1712 and again for a limited time in 1714). These writings aimed to provide entertaining peeks into English life.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was an English poet, essayist and dramatist. His poem on the Battle of Blenheim and in praise of the Duke of Marlborough secured a postivie position with government officials and he was appointed commisioner of appeals. Following a shift from the Whig to Tory governement, Addison was unemployed and able to devote his time to regular publication of The Spectator. Item #376
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