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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq.

Other author/creatorAddison, Joseph, 1672-1719, author.
Other author/creatorSteele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729, author.
Format Electronic, Book, and Journal
Publication InfoLondon [England] printed : And sold by John Morphew, near Stationers-Hall, MDCCX.-MDCCXI. [1710-1711]
Description2 volumes ; 2⁰.
Supplemental Content Full text online
Uniform titleTatler (London, England : 1709)
Variant title Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff
Variant title Tatler
Caption title Tatler
General note'Isaac Bickerstaff'= Richard Steele and Joseph Addison.
General noteDedication to Mr. Maynwaring in v. 1 signed: "Isaac Bickerstaff". Steele signed second and third dedications in v. 2, which "belongs to the third [and fourth] volume of Tatlers in octavo".
General noteIndividual issues have caption titles.
General noteIndividual numbers have colophons reading: "Sold by John Morphew", without date or place of publication.
General noteIssue dates given according to Lady Day dating.
General noteImprint may vary; some title pages read: "by J. Morphew"; individual issues also exist in several states, some lacking colophons.
General noteAt foot of vol. II title page: "Note, the bookbinder is desired to place the index after Tatler, no. 271. which ends the second volume in folio."
General noteEssays on manners, politics, social life, philosopy; the Tatler was wildly popular in its day and the collection was reprinted several times during the 18th century. Continuations by others were less successful, but were frequently reissued with the originals.
General noteThe collected issues have appeared in several states; some volumes include the continuation issues. No. 272 (6 Jan. 1711) was published by John Morphew who carried the series to no. 330 (19 May 1711) with the editorial assistance of William Harrison; these numbers were later advertised as reprinted, but no copies are known (cf. Post Boy #2587, 8/11 Dec. 1712). John Baker undertook to publish his own no. 272-273, but did not continue. Mrs. Ann Baldwin issued a series of her own, assisted initially by Harrison before he went to work with Morphew; at least one issue is partially credited to Swift (cf. BL cat.); her effort lasted for seven issues, no. 1-6 (13-30 Jan. 1711), and one final unnumbered issue: 6 Feb. 1711 (cf. McLeod).
General noteReproduction of original from the Bodleian Library (Oxford).
References NCBEL, II: 1269-1271
References NCBEL, II:1321
References Times handlist, p. 36
References McLeod, W. and V. Graphical directory, 1702-1714, p. 52-54
References English Short Title Catalog, ESTCP1918.
Special numberingCumulation somewhat irregular; first vol. includes issues from Apr.-Dec. 1709; v.2 includes issues from Jan. 1710 to Jan. 1711.
Reproduction noteJoyner- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements
Indexes Each volume has subject index.
Title history noteCollects, with added prefatory material, original folio issues of: The Tatler ([no.1-271] 1709-1711).
Genre/formPeriodicals England 18th century.

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