Essays of Joseph Addison - Joseph Addison, John Richard Green (editor) 1929 - Macmillan and Co., London A finely bound copy of Addison’s Essay, selected for the Golden Treasury series by John Green, Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, Joseph Addison himself was a Fellow of Magdalen College.

Joseph Adison (1672-1719) first contributed his essays to the
Tatler, and after its demise he contributed to the Spectator (contributed being an understatement, 274 of its 555 essays were by Addison).

From the library of Anna Eugenia Clark, with her fine leather bookplate, and later from the library of Huguette Marcelle Clark.
  Provenance: Anna Eugenia Clark (née La Chapelle, 1878-1963), with her gilt lettered leather bookplate. Later from the estate of Anna Clark’s daughter, Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011). Huguette Clark inherited the vast wealth built up by her father William A. Clark, she became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925.

The
Birdsall Bindery of Northampton, England, was founded in 1792 and ran continuously until 1961. It was in the top echelon of English binders.

Small octavo (binding size 16.4 x 10.5 cm), pp. [2] xxviii 377 [5].
  Contemporary three-quarter red calf over matching cloth by Birdsall of England for Charles Scribner's Sons, spine lettered and intricately decorated in gilt, green morocco gilt lettered label, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.   Condition: Fine, in near fine binding with light rubbing to corners and spine   Ref: 109505   Price: HK$ 2,000