Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son…. Philip Dormer Stanhope CHESTERFIELD, Earl of.
Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son…

Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope…
Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son…

London: John Nichols, 1800.

Four volumes, octavo; title pages with armorial ownership stamp; in a fine contemporary binding of tree calf, flat spines gilt, double morocco labels.

A most attractive set of this famous book. Chesterfield (1694-1773) is chiefly remembered as the author of these famous Letters, begun in 1737 and written almost daily as a method of educating his (extraordinarily uncouth) son, and published after their writer's death by the son's widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. 'Recognised as the most brilliant aristocrat since the Restoration Wits', Chesterfield 'still lives as a synonym for polished manners and full assured worldliness', and the letters are replete with sensible, facilely expressed instruction, especially in terms of what constitutes good breeding (Day).

A most attractive set of this famous book. Chesterfield (1694-1773) is chiefly remembered as the author of these famous Letters, begun in 1737 and written almost daily as a method of educating his (extraordinarily uncouth) son, and published after their writer's death by the son's widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. 'Recognised as the most brilliant aristocrat since the Restoration Wits', Chesterfield 'still lives as a synonym for polished manners and full assured worldliness', and the letters are replete with sensible, facilely expressed instruction, especially in terms of what constitutes good breeding (Day).
This set is in remarkably good condition, looking much as it must have done when first published.

Price (AUD): $2,700.00  other currencies     Ref: #3409291

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