Letters written by Sir W. Temple and other Ministers of State, both at Home and Abroad
TEMPLE et al.], [William
NICE COPY IN UNRESTORED PERIOD BINDING
Published: Printed for J. Tonson at Gray's Inn Gate in Gray's Inn Lane; and A. and J. Churchil at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster Row and R. Simpson at the Harp in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1700
Stock code: 5946
2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece engraved on wood by Robert White after Lely, some moderate foxing throughout; attractively bound in early eighteenth-century panelled tree calf tooled in blind, backs gilt extra with five raised bands, compartments tooled to a floral design, leather labels gilt, sprinkled edges, joints of first volume worn and cracked (but binding entirely sound), corners of first volume lightly bruised, a very good, crisp copy with broad untrimmed margins.
With a fine engraved armorial bookplate. The work, considered to be Swift's first publication, is dedicated to William III. A third volume, 'Letters to the King, the Prince of Orange' was published in 1703, but the present work is complete in itself. CBEL II, p.570; Teerink 469; Wing, T641.