The Free Holder 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. Addison published the 'Freeholder' in fifty five papers, from 23 December 1715, to 9 June 1716 - a political 'Spectator,' in defence 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). 400 pp.
Condition: The boards are in very good, clean condition. A touch of bumping. Inside, the book is in good, clean, if slightly darkened condition.