‘Joseph Addison,  (born May 1, 1672, Milston, Wiltshire, England—died June 17, 1719, London), English essayist, poet, and dramatist, who, with Richard Steele, was a leading contributor to and guiding spirit of the periodicals The Tatler and The Spectator. His writing skill led to his holding important posts in government while the Whigs were in power.’ Encyclopaedia Britannica.

   This image shows the title-page of the last of the four volumes of Addison’s Works printed by Baskerville.