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RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE SUPPLEMENT TO CHESTERFIELD’S MISCELLANEOUS WORKS, 1777

CHESTERFIELD, Lord. Letters from Lord Chesterfield. London, 1777.

Extremely rare first edition of this supplement to Chesterfield’s collected miscellany, constituting the first publication of 20 important letters. $4800.

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“A BRILLIANCE OF INTELLECTUAL GIFTS AND GRACES”

CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters. WITH: Miscellaneous Works. London, 1774, 1777. Together, four volumes, uniformly bound.

First edition of Chesterfield’s celebrated letters to his son: “I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.” Together with Chesterfield’s memoirs, essays, and additional letters, with seven (of eight) engraved portraits of Chesterfield and his contemporaries. Four quarto volumes in lovely contemporary gilt-decorated tree calf. $4500.

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“A BRILLIANCE OF INTELLECTUAL GIFTS AND GRACES”

CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope. London, 1774. Four volumes.

Third edition, published the same year as the first, of Chesterfield’s celebrated letters to his son: “I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.” With frontispiece portrait in Volume I. $1250.

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“A BRILLIANCE OF INTELLECTUAL GIFTS AND GRACES”

(CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of). American Chesterfield. Philadelphia, 1827.

Early edition of this guide to manners, with frontispiece engraving, together with an illustrated guide to “The Honour of the Table” that includes extensive information on carving. $900.

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