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Titel: DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY - 1st ...
Verlag: Macmillan, London
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket
Auflage: 1st Edition
MACMILLAN, London, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Excellent. First and Specially Bound Edition in half burgundy calf boards with beautiful marbling and gilt titling. Spine has further beautiful gilt tooling. Raised spinal ribs have some small rubs - but very little. All in very good condition. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Frontispiece engraving. Extensive illustrations throughout. Marbling on inner boards and attractive bookplate of previous owner. Minimal - very minimal foxing on end papers - but you'd struggle to see it. No other marks. A gorgeous copy of this rare edition of a charming volume. *****BOOK SYNOPSIS: Joseph Addison and Richard Steele founded The Spectator in 1711. The goal of the Spectator was, "to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality. to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffee houses." The Spectator used a group of characters in various issues. The best known character was Sir Roger De Coverley who was 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 and a bit silly. This is an entertaining anecdotal book about this warm, witty and charming character. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6086HG
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