London: J. Fairburn, 1821. Early Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #17139
8vo. 296pp. Frontispiece engraving of Alfred the Great, Bound to style in quarter morocco, original red leather lettering label, gilt, marbled paper boards. A chatty, well noted, biographical discourse on the rulers of England. First published in 1740 and then attributed to Robert Dodsley, later reprinted in 1745 in Robert Dodley's Trifles. Now, however, it is usually attributed to Lord Chesterfield. Label chipped else a fine copy.