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.
Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of

London: J. Dodsley, 1774. F In two volumes; vii + 568 + 606 pages; frontispiece portrait engraving by Vitalba after the painting by Hoare; "Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession."; Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chsterfield (1694-1773) British statesman, wit and letter-writer, formed intimacy with Pope, cultivated acquaintance of Henrietta Howard, mistress of Prince George, and incurred enmity of his wife Caroline, privy council, hague embssy, negotiated marriage of Prince of Orange with Anne, princess royal of England, frequented society of men of letters in Paris, acknowledged leasader of opposition in House of Lords, viceroy of Ireland, kept the country quiet by his tolerant policy and encouraged national industries, the prospectus of Johnson's "Dictionary" addressed to him, as is evidenced here in this compilation, maintained an almost daily correspondence with his son, his political insight proved by prophecy of the French Revolution. (DNB); 1st Edition Second issue, with page 55 l. 16 here corrected; previous owner name of E. & B. Fitzclarence on endpapers; bound in the original heavy leather covered boards, gilt spine decorations in compartments, six raised bands; all edges tinted red; boards detached, look to have been rebacked at one time; very chipped and worn; first few leaves loose, and still a fairly fresh and clean set; good candidate for a rebinding, or good reference copies. Good (Item ID: 18629)


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