The First Edition of this Classic Epistolary Collection
CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possessioin. In two volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: Printed for J. Dodsley , 1774.
First edition, second state, with the corrected error on line 16, p. 55, Volume I. Two quarto volumes. [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I.

Contemporary speckled calf, spines ruled in gilt in compartments with red morocco gilt lettering labels. All edges speckled brown. Joints and ends of spine on Volume I expertly repaired, joints starting on Volume II. Armorial bookplates and a few small stains to endpapers. Occasional faint spotting and offsetting, but overall an excellent set.

Rothschild 596.

HBS # 67638 $2,250

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