Literature. – Chesterfield (Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of)
Letters…to his Son, 4 vol., sixth edition, half-titles, engraved portrait to frontispiece, bookplates, contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, rubbed, several covers loose, lacking lower cover to vol. 4, J. Dodsley, 1775 ; Butler (Samuel) Hudibras in Three Parts…, [edited by] Zachary Grey, 2 vol., portrait frontispiece, 16 engraved plates (1 folding) after Hogarth, some offsetting, some marking, contemporary half speckled calf, marbled boards, t.e.g., little rubbed, 1806; Newton (John) Cardiphonia: or, the Utterance of the Heart…New Edition, 2 vol., contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt, rubbed, vol. 1 upper cover all but loose, 12mo, J. Johnson, 1798; with 7 others, including an Album containing The Colonial & Dominion Postage Stamps issued to Commemorate the Coronation of H.M. King George VI, May 12, 1937, v.s. (15)
*** The third item is one of at least 5 editions published in 1798 of a devotional work by the slave trader and clergyman John Newton (1725-1807), author of ‘Amazing Grace’ and other popular hymns. All are rare; ESTC cites only 4 copies of this one.