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Letters Written By the Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son; With Some Account of His Life. In three volumes

By Philip Dormer Stanhope

1810 - London - J. Walker et al

5" by 3", xxiv, 429; 429; 426pp

 

DETAILS

A nice, small leather set of the fourth Earl of Chesterfield's witty and insightful letters to his son.

Each volume features engraved frontispieces and additional engraved titlepages.

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (22 September 1694 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters.
 
Stanhope's 'Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman', comprises over 400 letters written beginning in 1737/1738 and continuing until his beloved son's death in 1768. The majority of the letters were written between 1746 and 1754, in French, English and Latin. They are mostly instructive on subjects such as geography, history and classical literature. Later letters, written when Stanhope had become an established minor diplomat, deal largely with political matters.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings. Externally, some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Some copperplate ink annotations to the endpapers. Small marginal tear to the front free endpaper of Volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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