[THE LETTERS OF] PHILIP STANHOPE, Second Earl of Chesterfield. Philip Stanhope.
[THE LETTERS OF] PHILIP STANHOPE, Second Earl of Chesterfield.

[THE LETTERS OF] PHILIP STANHOPE, Second Earl of Chesterfield.

His correspondence with various ladies among whom is notably Barbara Villiers, later Lady Castlemaine & Duchess of Cleveland, and letters exchanged with Sir Charles Sedley, John Dryden, Charles Cotton, Mr. Bates &c. Now for the first time printed correctly & extensively from the Earl's letterbook, A Defence of Barbara Villiers by Elza de Locre, and decorations by Jeanne Bellon. [Edited by Jack Lindsay]. Pp. [88], text illustrations, notes; cr. 4to; tan cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards decorated in blind, a trifle canted, edges faintly soiled and rubbed; top edges brown, others uncut; partial remains (flaps only) of 'Transmatic' dust wrapper; ownership sticker at foot of upper pastedown, tiny hole near bottom fore-corner of upper free endpaper, the free endpapers slightly offset, a couple of spots of foxing; Fanfrolico Press, [London, 1930]. Edition limited to 480 copies on Dutch mouldmade paper. Arnold 44. *The clear plastic dust wrapper with printed paper flaps is usually either missing or defective. Arnold (p. 221), cites only one complete example seen. Item #153057

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