Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope.
Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various subjects. 2 volumes. First edition.London: J. Dodsley 1774. Frontispiece, vii, 568p; 606p, . 29.5x24cm. First edition, first issue with the uncorrected error on p. 55, line 16 of volume 1, "auroit." Bound in full calf bordered with two decorative gilt rolls and corner decorations with the spine in six gilt panels between five raised bands and the title label in gilt on red morocco, gilt turn-ins and edges; marbled endpapers. Housed in slipcases of brown cloth sides and brown morocco ends. With the half titles, and the errata sheet bound at the end of volume 2. Bookplate of Loxwood House on the front cover paste down of volume one; bookplate of Reeves Library on the first fly leaf. Corners of volume one rubbed and one skinned, and although the leather has split along the joints of volume one, the covers remain firmly attached, but with wear and some loss of leather at the spine ends. Minor rubbing to the top edge and spine of volume two; page numbers in old ink on the first fly leaf and gutter of volume two. The set is in very good condition.