“HOW FAR MAY BE PRACTICED THE LIBERTY OF CHRONICLING CONVERSATIONS?”
SPENCE, Joseph. Anecdotes. London, 1820.
Large-paper first edition of this famous chronicle of private conversations with such 18th-century notables as Alexander Pope and Isaac Newton — their “unpremeditated thoughts, negligent assertions, and playful deceptions,” with frontispiece portrait of Spence, beautifully bound. $1200.