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CHESTERFIELD, Earl of.

Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield:

Consisting of Letters 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 M. Maty, M.D. Late Principal Librarian of the British Museum, and Secretary to the Royal Society.

Edward and Charles Dilly, London , 1778 Stock Code: 99211
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Notes

First edition. Chesterfield's famous Letters to his son Philip were published in 1774 by James Dodsley. The Dilly brothers were quick to capitalise on their success by bringing out these Miscellaneous Works, that includes a lengthy biography by the physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776). An elegant set.

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Description

2 volumes, quarto (298 x 231 mm). Contemporary tree calf, decorative gilt spines, twin red labels, gilt roll-tool border on sides, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispiece of Chesterfield, 6 other portraits, plate of the widowed Countess of Chesterfield with her husband's funerary urn by Bartolozzi after Cipriani.

Condition

Hinges split at foot but firm, worm trail in blank margin at foot of first few gatherings in volume I.

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