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Letters of Philip Dormer, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield


  • Author:
    The Earl of Carnarvon (Editor)
  • Publisher:
    Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1890
  • Catalog ID:
    1306973
  • Our ref:
    1306973

to His Godson and Successor Now first edited from the originals with a memoir of Lord Chesterfield. Limited edition. With portraits and illustrations. Plus separately bound APPENDIX to Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Godson Limited edition of 525 copies. This being no 204. Hardback. [i - xiii], xci, 320pp. Half bound in white vellum over blue-grey boards with gilt. Top edge gilt. Appendix in grey paper covers with no 204 stamped to rear. 1 - 85, [1]plus genealogical table at rear. Illustrations to main volume: frontispiece engraving of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield with tissue guard; facsimile letter of Lord Chesterfield (facing page xiii); Richard, Earl of Scarborough and Philip, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, with tissue guard (facing page li); Philip, Fifth Earl of Chesterfield and his son, with tissue guard (facing page lxxi); Old Bretby Hall, with tissue guard (facing page lxxiv); Philip, Fifth earl of Chesterfield, with tissue guard (facing page 1); Philip Stanhope, afterwards Fifth Earl of Chesterfield, with tissue guard (facing page 283); View of Chesterfield House with tissue guard (facing page 300). Many of the letters are in French. Book in good condition. Generally rubbed and soiled. Some wear here and there - mostly around the vellum corners and to lower edges. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down. Some light toning/spotting to endpapers. Supplement covers lightly soiled and edges just a little rubbed and worn. Some light creasing to edges of genealogical table. Both main volume and supplement internally clean.
  • Our price: £40.00

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