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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Addison Joseph Addison] (1672-1719) was a renowned contemporary writer and politician in Great Britain.<ref>Pat Rogers, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/156 “Addison, Joseph (1672–1719)”], ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' (Oxford University Press, 2004), accessed September 16, 2013.
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}}[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Addison Joseph Addison] (1672-1719) was a renowned contemporary writer and politician in Great Britain.<ref>Pat Rogers, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/156 “Addison, Joseph (1672–1719)”], ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' (Oxford University Press, 2004), accessed September 16, 2013. Unless otherwise noted, all biographical details are from this source.</ref> He is best known for his satirical social criticisms and contributions to ''The Tatler'' and ''The Spectator'', which he founded with his friend [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Steele Richard Steele]. Addison’s most famous fictional work is ''Cato, a Tragedy'', written in 1712. He is also known for his poetry, influenced by his extensive classical education and his time spent abroad from 1699-1704.<ref>Peter Smithers, [http://books.google.com/books?id=wJ40AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false ''The Life of Joseph Addison''] (London: N. Prevost, 1733), 40-49, accessed September 16, 2013.</ref><br/>
 
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Addison had a vibrant political career in the Whig party. He was involved in politics in London and Ireland, from 1704-1710; when he returned to London, he focused on his writing. After the death of Queen Anne in 1714, Addison reached his highest political office, the secretary of state for the southern department.<br/>
He is best known for his satirical social criticisms and periodical literature published in ''The Tatler'' and ''The Spectator'', which he founded with his friend [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Steele Richard Steele]. Addison’s most famous work of fiction is ''Cato, a Tragedy'', written in 1712. He is also known for his poetry, influenced by his extensive classical education and his time spent abroad from 1699-1704.<ref>Peter Smithers, [http://books.google.com/books?id=wJ40AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false ''The Life of Joseph Addison''] (N. Prevost, 1733), accessed September 16, 2013, page 40-49.</ref><br/>
 
 
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The compilation published in 1746, ''Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose'', includes some of Addison's well-known poetry, essays, and fiction and showcases his extensive involvement in the literary scene of London.<ref>“Joseph Addison,” in ''The Illustrated Magazine of Art'' 1, no. 5 (1853), 305-308, accessed September 16, 2013.</ref>
  
Addison had a vibrant political career in the Whig party. He was involved in politics in London and Ireland from 1704-1710, when he returned to London and focused on his writing. After the death of Queen Anne in 1714, he reached his highest political office, the secretary of state for the southern department.<br/>
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as "Addison’s works. 1st. v. 12mo." and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to his grandson [[Thomas Jefferson Randolph]]. The precise edition owned by Wythe is unknown. [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe </ref> on LibraryThing indicates this, adding "Several duodecimo editions of Addison's works were published in three or four volumes, the first at Dublin in 1722-23." The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref> Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433</ref> lists the 1746 edition published in London based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.<ref>E. Millicent Sowerby, ''Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson'', (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 4:539 [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015033648125;view=1up;seq=559 [no.4546]].</ref> The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased the 1746 edition.
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[[File:AddisonMiscellaneousWorks1746v1Ilustration.jpg|left|thumb|250px|<center>Illustration, volume one.</center>]]
  
This compilation includes some of the well-known poetry, essays, and fiction of Addison, which showcases his extensive involvement in the literary scene of London.<ref>“Joseph Addison”, in ''The Illustrated Magazine of Art'', 1, No. 5 (1853), pp 305-308, accessed September 16, 2013</ref><br/>
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Bound in leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Contains the armorial bookplate of the Right Honourable Alexander, Lord Bamff on the front pastedown of each volume. Set includes Addison's [https://catalog.libraries.wm.edu:443/01COWM_WM:EVERYTHING:01COWM_WM_ALMA21570798660003196 ''Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. in the Years 1701-3''] (London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1745) as volume four. Purchased from Rooke Books.
 
 
<blockquote> Remarks on Several Parts of Italy was published in 1745. Miscellaneous Works is complete in three volumes, and published in 1746... Joseph Addison, 1672-1719, was an English essayist, poet and politician. He was a man of letters. He founded The Spectator magazine with his long-standing friend, Richard Steele. Addison was educated at Lambertown University and Charterhouse School, and at The Queen's College, Oxford. He excelled in classics, being specially noted for his Latin verse, and became a Fellow of Magdalen College. Dryden, Lord Somers, and Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax took an interest in Addison's work. He traveled Europe for a time, and returned to England at the end of 1703. For a short time his circumstances were somewhat straitened, but he was appointed as Commissioner of Appeals in Halifax's government. Addison continued to write, and published many works, including his famous Cato. </blockquote>
 
 
 
==Bibliographic Information==
 
'''Author:''' Joseph Addison
 
 
 
'''Title:''' The Miscellaneous Works, in Verse And Prose, of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq.: With Some Account of the Life And Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell
 
 
 
'''Publication Info:''' London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1746.  
 
  
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637447854946 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [http://wm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/01COWM_WM:EVERYTHING:01COWM_WM_ALMA21532070880003196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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*''[[Spectator|The Spectator]]''
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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==References==
Bound in leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Contains an armorial nameplate for Alexander, Lord Bamff on the front pastedowns. Set includes Addison's [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3638984 ''Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. in the Years 1701-3''] (London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1745) as volume 4. Purchased from Rooke Books.
 
 
 
View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3621020 William & Mary's online catalog.]
 
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Latest revision as of 13:28, 7 June 2018

by Joseph Addison

Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose
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Title page from The Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq., volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

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Bookplate of the "The Right Honble. Alexr., Lord Bamff", front pastedown, volume two.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was a renowned contemporary writer and politician in Great Britain.[1] He is best known for his satirical social criticisms and contributions to The Tatler and The Spectator, which he founded with his friend Richard Steele. Addison’s most famous fictional work is Cato, a Tragedy, written in 1712. He is also known for his poetry, influenced by his extensive classical education and his time spent abroad from 1699-1704.[2]

Addison had a vibrant political career in the Whig party. He was involved in politics in London and Ireland, from 1704-1710; when he returned to London, he focused on his writing. After the death of Queen Anne in 1714, Addison reached his highest political office, the secretary of state for the southern department.

The compilation published in 1746, Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, includes some of Addison's well-known poetry, essays, and fiction and showcases his extensive involvement in the literary scene of London.[3]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Addison’s works. 1st. v. 12mo." and given by Thomas Jefferson to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The precise edition owned by Wythe is unknown. George Wythe's Library[4] on LibraryThing indicates this, adding "Several duodecimo editions of Addison's works were published in three or four volumes, the first at Dublin in 1722-23." The Brown Bibliography[5] lists the 1746 edition published in London based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.[6] The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased the 1746 edition.

Illustration, volume one.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Contains the armorial bookplate of the Right Honourable Alexander, Lord Bamff on the front pastedown of each volume. Set includes Addison's Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. in the Years 1701-3 (London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1745) as volume four. Purchased from Rooke Books.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

See also

References

  1. Pat Rogers, “Addison, Joseph (1672–1719)”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004), accessed September 16, 2013. Unless otherwise noted, all biographical details are from this source.
  2. Peter Smithers, The Life of Joseph Addison (London: N. Prevost, 1733), 40-49, accessed September 16, 2013.
  3. “Joseph Addison,” in The Illustrated Magazine of Art 1, no. 5 (1853), 305-308, accessed September 16, 2013.
  4. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe
  5. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433
  6. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 4:539 [no.4546].