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Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield Consisting of Letter to his Friends never before printed And Various Other Articles To Which Are Prefixed Memoirs of his Life Tending to Illustrate The Civil, Literary, And Political History of His Time

By Philip Dormer Stanhope; M. Maty (ed.)

1777

Edward and Charles Dilly : London

11.5" by 9.5"

[vii] 342 (1) 293; (4) 587pp.

 

 

 

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The first edition of this uncommon and important collection of the works of Philip Stanhope, complete with many charming engravings.

Uncommon. The first edition with no further editions stated and dedication dated February 1777. Quarto. ESTC Citation No. T81038. With an advertisement to page [vii] Collated complete with a frontispiece and a further seven plates, inclusive of the scarce plate dated 1776 opposite page 224 of volume one. Philip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield was a British statesman, diplomat and man of letters. This work comprises of letters from Stanhope to his friends as well as further memoirs of Stanhope's life. The memoir on the Earl of Chesterfield is by Matthew Maty, who began the work with the assistance of Solomon Dayrolles. The work was completed by his son-in-law Justamond. These miscellaneous works are the first appearance of Maty's memoir and are an important account of the life and writings of an important and somewhat controversial British politician.

CONDITION

In contemporary full calf bindings. Externally sound with the front board to volume one detached but present. Front joint to volume two held by cords only and may detach with further handling. A trifle rubbed to the spine, with slight rubbing to the boards and extremities. Marks to the boards. Slight loss to the front board of volume two. Slight loss to the spine label of both volumes. Contemporary ink inscriptions to endpapers and pastedowns of both volumes. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the odd spot and marginal age toning. Ink inscription for 'Kelso Library' to title page of volume one. Contemporary ink inscription to half title of volume two.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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