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The Earl of Chesterfield
Letters To His Son, On The Fine Art Of Becoming A Man Of The World And A Gentleman
Dingwall-Rock, New York, 1925. The limited so-called Beau Brummell edition of the correspondence between the Earl of Chesterfield and his illegitimate son, In a Whitman Bennet binding. The letters were originally published by the widow of his son, Eugenia Stanhope. It is a correspondence that spans three decades, with the majority of the letters written between 1746-54. The work can be seen as a sort of guide to social success in the 18th century, and provides copious material to all those interests in the mores and idiosyncracies of the upper classes in that time. Each volume has three plates of illustrations, including the frontispieces. This copy is a limited edition: number 904 of 1,999 In A Whitman Bennet full morocco binding with gilt motifs to the front boards and gilt detailing and titles to the spines. Externally very smart With only light general rubbing. The text block is untrimmed and a little dusty as a result. With the binder's stamp to the front endpaper. Internally, a little age-toned towards the edges, but otherwise clean and bright and firmly bound. Near Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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