Letters Written by...to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.

CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of.

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Description: 2 volumes. [vi], vii, [1], 568; [iv], 606, [1]pp. 4to, contemporary calf with red and brown leather labels, stamped in gilt (leather is edgeworn but attractive; internally fine and clean). London: J. Dodsley, 1774. First Edition.

Comments: A popular work which went through 10 editions in its first year. Rare in complete form. with the half-titles, frontispiece portrait, dedication to Lord North, and the preliminary advertisements. Errata for volume I is bound at the end of volume II. Chesterfield's letters were written almost daily to his illegitimate son "whom he loved with the most unbounded affection, and whose education was, for many years, the chief engagement of his life." (from an advertisement to volume I). Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, the widow of Chesterfield's son, from the original letters in her possession.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 158382

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