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by Joseph Addison

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.

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.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Contains an armorial nameplate for Alexander, Lord Bamff on the front pastedowns. Purchased from Rooke Books.