Reflections Critical and Moral on the Letters of the Late Earl of Chesterfield. CHESTERFIELD, Thomas Hunter.

Reflections Critical and Moral on the Letters of the Late Earl of Chesterfield.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1777.
Edition: Second edition; the first edition was published in 1776.
Bibliographical References: Gulick 169.
Condition: Boards a little soiled; text lightly to moderately foxed; very good copy.
Book ID: 22518

Description

Demy 8vo, modern tan quarter buckram, pale blue paper sides, printed paper label.

Comments

A treatise by a learned clergyman on the moral defects of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son (1774), a work so immensely popular that some felt threatened by its influence. Hunter compares Chesterfield to Bolinbroke, Clarendon, Mandeville and associates Chesterfield’s principles with those of Epicurius and others of similar licentious leanings, including Voltaire.

Price: $275.00

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