The Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq.: With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author by Mr. TickellFOUR VOLUMES, London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson,1765. First Edition.Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, includes some of Addison's well-known poetry, essays, and fiction and showcases his extensive involvement in the literary scene of London.Printed for J. and R. Tonson, London, 1765. Leather Bound. Book Condition: Good. 4 vols. xl, 311, iii, 360, viii, 359, xii, 348 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece in first three volumes. Sixty or so pages of b&w medal illustrations in volume three. Bound in publisher's original full calf. Front boards of the volumes are starting to loosen but all still attached. Hinges tender, some wear to edges. Spine is discolored and surface is cracking. Bindings are still tight.Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was a renowned contemporary writer and politician in Great Britain.He is best known for his satirical social criticisms and contributions toThe TatlerandThe Spectator, which he founded with his friendRichard Steele.Addison’s most famous fictional work isCato, a Tragedy, written in 1712. He is also known for his poetry, influenced by his extensive classical education and his time spent abroad from 1699-1704.