Author: Joseph Addison
Publisher: Birmingham, Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, 1761
First Baskerville edition of the Works of Joseph Addison. With engraved portrait frontispiece after Kneller, three very finely engraved plates from Hayman and 13 pages of illustrations of medals. Bound without the scarce "Directions to the Binder" leaf, (”This leaf is to be cut out". Therefore usually missing)
From the library of Christopher Turnor with his Stoke Rochford Hall Library bookplate in each volume. Also with bookplate of Rossal Hall Library in each volume.
4to., 4 volumes in full tree calf, boards with gilt leaf and flower roll border, spines richly gilt with contrasting leather labels. A few joints slightly cracking, some sliverfish (?) nibbling to lower board of volume 1 resulting in some small patches of loss of surface leather, some similar surface trauma to volumes 3 and 4, notwithstanding a handsome and choicely bound set.