Title: The Works of Sir William Temple
Publisher: J. Brotherton and W. Sewell, [et al]., London
Publication Date: 1770
Book Condition: Very Good+
Contemporary tree calf, spine ornately stamped in gilt, gilt-stamped lettering in black leather spine label; complete set of 4 volumes, 8vo; pp. 524, plus frontis.; , 568; 544; , 466,  (index). A few tiny chips at spine tips; some light scuffing along joints and edges of boards; corners lightly bumped. Small spot of soiling on fore-edge of Volumes I and IV, otherwise text blocks are nice and clean. A very nice set, with armorial bookplate of Alington on front paste-downs. Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (1628-1699) was an English statesman and essayist. His literary works consist mostly of essays, however, he did write some longer pieces such as "Observations upon the United Provinces," and "Essay on the Original and Nature of Government.". Bookseller Inventory # D14002
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