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English Literature and Printing

from the

XVth to the XVIIIth Century.

I A'BECKET (Thomas). The Life, or the Ecclesiasticall Historie of S.
Thomas, Archbishope of Canterbury.

With engraved frontispiece.
Small 8vo, old calf (rebacked). Cologne, 1639.

£1 55 2 ACTS OF PARLIAMENT. Mackenzie (Sir George). Observations on

the Acts of Parliament, made by James the First, Second, Third,
Fourth, Fifth, Queen Mary, James the Sixth, Charles the First and
Second.
Small folio, original calf. Edinburgh, 1687.

12s 6d 3 ADDISON (Joseph). The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians, Connected and Digested under Alphabetical Heads.

A fine example of English binding of the eighteenth century, crimson morocco, in centre of upper cover the letters 1. T.(John Thomson) within a diamond, charming floral border of sprays of roses, etc., yellow edges.

Frontispiece.
2 vols., small 8vo. London, Tonson, 1763.

£10 10s *** A Presentation Copy from Jonas Hanway to John Thomson, with a long letter

of 9 pp. signed by Hanway. 4

The Campaign. A Poem, to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough.
FIRST EDITION. Folio, half morocco gilt, g. e.
London, 1705.

£12 12s
success of his poem, the Campaign,' was rewarded by promotion to
an under-secretaryship of state. Godolphin, according to Tickell, saw the poem when
finished ‘ as far as the applauded simile of the angel,' and gave the commissionership
in consequence. The anecdote has been coloured by the desire to represent Addison
as a poor author raised from a garret to fortune by discerning patronage. Godol-
phin cared more for horse-racing than poetry, and was much less likely to reward the
author of a set of verses than to gratify an important politician by advancing an
adherent. In any case, the poem and the simile achieved a great success.
poem, like all Addison's performances of the kind, shows facility and poetic sensi-
bility, stopping short of poetic genius.” (D.N.B.).

4.73520

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