The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq [electronic resource].
- Uniform Title:
- Tatler (London, England : 1709)
- Additional Titles:
- Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff and Tatler
- London [England] printed : And sold by John Morphew, near Stationers-Hall, MDCCX.-MDCCXI. [1710-1711]
- Physical Description:
- 2 volumes ; 2⁰.
- Additional Creators:
- Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719 and Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729
- Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation:
- Vol. I. [no. 1-114 (12 Apr.-31 Dec. 1709)]-vol. II. [no. 115-271 (3 Jan. 1710-2 Jan. 1711)].
- 'Isaac Bickerstaff'= Richard Steele and Joseph Addison., Dedication 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"., Individual issues have caption titles., Individual numbers have colophons reading: "Sold by John Morphew", without date or place of publication., Issue dates given according to Lady Day dating., Imprint may vary; some title pages read: "by J. Morphew"; individual issues also exist in several states, some lacking colophons., At 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.", Essays 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., The 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)., Reproduction of original from the Bodleian Library (Oxford)., and Available online to authorized PSU users as part of the Literature and language series of Eighteenth century collections online.
- Special Numbering:
- Cumulation somewhat irregular; first vol. includes issues from Apr.-Dec. 1709; v.2 includes issues from Jan. 1710 to Jan. 1711.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements
- Index Note:
- Each volume has subject index.
- Complexity Note:
- Collects, with added prefatory material, original folio issues of: The Tatler ([no.1-271] 1709-1711).
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- NCBEL, II: 1269-1271, NCBEL, II:1321, Times handlist, p. 36, McLeod, W. and V. Graphical directory, 1702-1714, p. 52-54, and English Short Title Catalog, ESTCP1918.
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