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Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son; With Some Account of His Life [vol. 1] [provenance: Jane Buchanan Lane] by  Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield - Hardcover - 1824 - from Classic Books and Ephemera and Biblio.com

Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son; With Some Account of His Life [vol. 1] [provenance: Jane Buchanan Lane]

by Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

Condition: Good


New York: C.A. Hinkley, 1824. Hardcover. Good. Vol. 1 only. xix, [1], 405 p.; 15 cm. Contemporary tree calf with five spine compartments between double gilt rules; red leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Chesterfield's Letters. Blank leaf following front endpapers inscribed, in two different hands: "?. S? Buchanan" and "Jane B. Lane 1828." The latter inscription also appears at the head of the title page. Jane Buchanan (1793-1839), sister of President James Buchanan, married Eliot Tole Lane in 1813 in Mercerburg, Pa. Her daughter Harriet Lane Johnston (1830-1903) served as first lady during Buchanan's presidency from 1857-1861. In Good Condition: front joint split but board is attached; minor loss at tail of spine; edges rubbed; final page of text (p. 405) and back free endpaper are detached but present; foxing throughout but otherwise clean.


  • Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 005514
  • Title: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son; With Some Account of His Life [vol. 1] [provenance: Jane Buchanan Lane]
  • Author: Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: C.A. Hinkley
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1824
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography & Autobiography;
  • Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General;


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