Philadelphia: Crissy and Markley, 1847. Hardcover. Originally published in the 1700s, the Spectator was a daily publication in prose format intended to provoke discussion and address literary themes. The target audience was women, but it was advertised as being for the family. Volume I, No. I begins with an issue dated Thursday, March 1, 1710 and Volume XII, No. Monday, December 1714. Bound in the original dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spines. Heavy chipping to book cloth on spines, joints, and edges of boards of Volume 1/2. Minor soiling to boards of all volumes and minor chipping to book cloth on remaining volumes. Front board of Volume 11/12 is detached but present. Occasional spots of soiling and foxing to interiors, and browning throughout. LIT/082423. Very Good.