The Free-Holder [Freeholder] or Political Essays.
Edition: First Edition
London: D. Midwinter & J.Tonson, 1716. Large Paper edition. Original gilt decorated calf, with a recent tan spine. Marbled end papers. Contemporary signature to blank end paper. title, contents and essays. This large paper edition, with wide margins, and 400 pages, is much scarcer than the contemporaneous ordinary edition, with , 312 pages. The boards are in very good, clean condition. A touch of bumping. Inside, the book is in good, clean, if slightly darkened condition. 400 pp.
Addison published the 'Freeholder' in fifty five papers, from 23 December 1715, to 9 June 1716 - a political 'Spectator,' in defense of orthodox Whig principles imperiled by the rebellion in Scotland. (DNB) Two essays are devoted to the Tory Fox Hunter (22 & 47) and one "On the late Act of Parliament for suspending the Habeus Corpus Act." (essay 16).