Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son. (Chesterfield's Letters to his Son).
London: Dodsley, 1774. 4 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A very smart early Victorian half morocco with raised bands, blind pallets and centre tools and gilt top edges in fine condition. This is the second edition, printed in the same year as the first. The title page and portrait are quite browned and there is a little sporadic foxing but overall a clean text in a fine binding. The 4th Earl of Chesterfield was an English statesman, wit and man of letters. These letters to his son were intended as a guide for achieving success in the 18th century, helping him to interpret the social codes of etiquette and good manners.