CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of.


London: London: Printed for J. Dodsley.. 1774.

Two volumes. First edition, second printing ("qui auroit" correctly printed on p55 of volume 1). 4to. 295x235mm. pp. Vol.1: [4], vii [1], 568; Vol.2: [4], 606,[2]. Contemporary calf: volume 1 joint with upper cover recently repaired, wear to joint with lower cover. Some rubbing and bumping to extremities of both volumes and slight scuffing to boards. Chipping to head and foot of spine of volume 2. Spine has five raised bands, contrasting morocco labels, lettered in gilt. The text block of both volumes is very good, in clean, crisp condition. Both volumes have the armorial bookplate of Kennet of the Dene on the front pastedown. A nice copy, with contents in particularly good condition, of one of the seminal works of the eighteenth century.

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