Dialogues of the Dead
[George Lyttleton]. Dialogues of the Dead. London: W. Sandby, 1760. First edition, corrected issue with leaves C1 and C4-C6 being cancels with the correct pagination; press figure 2 on page 50; headpiece on page iii with a globe in the center. Octavo (7.875 x 4.625 inches; 200 x 115 mm.). xii, 320 pages. Decorative head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered red leather label, compartments stamped in gilt, gilt-tooled board edges; all edges of the text block speckled red; plain endpapers. Front board detached but present (narrow sheen from an old glue repair), rear board hanging by the cords; boards very slightly bowed with some minor scuffs to the boards and light wear to the edges; corners bumped and worn; backstrip a little worn. Top of the text block slightly dusty; edges of the endpapers and the first and last few leaves browned (discolored from the leather binding); scant, faint foxing; a few leaves with some very soft diagonal creasing to the upper corner. Bookplate from The Earl of Chichester (maybe Jocelyn Pelham) on the front pastedown. A nice text block in a good binding. Numbers 26-28 by Elizabeth Montagu. One of three editions published in 1760. ESTC T78375; NCBEL Volume II, p. 556; Rothschild 1340 (4th edition). (#10329).