J. M. Dent and Co, 29 and 30, Bedford Street, W.C.
London, country, and abroad 1753-1821.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xix + [i] + 390 pp. Title page in red and black. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities and some scattered foxing, including fly leaves and edges; otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of William Cleveland Stevens. Illustrated by frontispiece facsimile of letter in red. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. 'The private correspondence of a set of persons who were all more or less obscure in their day' but justified by 'the intrinsic quality of the letters themselves.' Reprints 178 letters of five Benenden residents or visitors, Richard Waite Cox, written, 1753-1778 and 1779-82, Jean de Caulier, a French tutor, 1779-80, The Clevelands, 1782-1802 and William Ward, 1803-1821. Some of the letters refer to national and international affairs, especially the various wars with France. This copy was owned by William Cleveland Stevens, whose ancestors, the Clevelands are among the correspondents. A scarce title.
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