“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.