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for the Society of Booksellers, London, MDCCLIV . hardcover, 6 1/2" x 4. Book in GOOD condition. Leather-bound covers with gold type & mofifs to raised spine, dedicated to the Duke of Marlborough ('You excel the reft of mankind in the leaft, as well as the greateft endowments'). Commencing No 252, Wednefday, December 19, 1711, these letters to The Spectator continue through to No 320, Friday, March 7 . Example: ' I am a footman in a great family, and am in love with the houfe-maid. We were all at hot-cockles laft night in the hall thefe holidays; when I lay down and was blinded, fhe pulled off her fhoe, and hit me with the heel fuch a rap, as almoft broke my head to pieces. Pray, Sir, was this love or fpite?' - No 260. Leather covers have 250 year's handling stains, worn corners. Page189 has tear; pages browning, though fully legible throughout.[This anthology is perhaps fore-runner to 'Agony Aunt' column?] VP.