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The Correspondents, an original novel, in a series of letters. A new edition

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Title:The Correspondents, an original novel, in a series of letters. A new edition
Price:GBP£175.00 (about USD$218.80)
Book ID:B009-NOV00039
Publisher:T. Becket, corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, London, 1775
Edition:Second Edition
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A
T. Becket, 1775, Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Second Edition

second edition; gilt titles spine on red leather label with five raised bands & gilt decorations; red ribbon bookmark (which has left a shadow on pages 124-5); "purportedly letters exchanged between George, Lord Lyttelton and Apphia Peach, daughter of Broome Witts and widow of Joseph Peach, former Governor of Calcutta. They were originally thought to be genuine, but the Lyttelton executors disclaimed them and Walpole who had originally accepted them agreed. But because their content was so believable and typical of their education, rank and characters the letters became frequently quoted and are recognized as a true representation of the upper class at this time. Mrs. Peach later married Lyttelton's son Thomas, (the wicked Lord Lyttelton) who was noteworthy for his wild ways in a time of profligacy as well as his dream of his own death three days before he died. This foretelling of his own death in a dream was so impressive that it frequently appeared thereafter in ghost stories."; library plate (A gifted book) inside front cover. previous owner's name on front endpaper; handwritten library number on reverse of title page; no other indications of library use; some browning to edges of endpapers; light wear to corners & spine-ends; 264 pages. New Edition. Size: 12mo - over 6�" - 7�" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Novel; Letters; 18th century; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: NOV00039.
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