London: T. Rickaby for S & E Harding, 1795. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17535
12mo. 119,(1)pp. Contemporary full marbled calf, boards and spine tooled in gilt, black lettering label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with engraved vignettes by Harding. Hinges and corners neatly mended else a very good copy. The first part, "A Letter from an English Gentlemen Now Residing in China" has been attributed to Lord Chesterfield in the past but is now thought to be a treatise entirely composed by Robert Dodsley. First published in 1751, this edition is the first with Harding's fine engravings. ESTC T82506.