A character of king charles the second: and Political, Moral and Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections.
London. Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1750. First edition.
8vo. , 183pp, . Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some loss to head of spine, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate of John Peyto Verney Ld. Willoughby de Broke to FEP, armorial bookplate of Robert John Verney to recto of FFEP, FFEp working-loose, manuscript shelf references to head of title page, lightly spotted.
The first edition, edited by Alexander Pope, of a memoir of Charles II by George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax (1633-1695), a favourite of the monarch and sometime privy councillor. The work was compiled from manuscripts in the possession of his granddaughter, portrait painter and caricaturist Dorothy Boyle, Countess of Burlington and Countess of Cork (1699-1758).
ESTC T130907.£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 21496