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" Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads ; for they may profit of the former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always... "
The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son - Page 41
by Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1876 - 609 pages
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads, for they may profit of Che former. But take care not to understand editions and title pages too well. It always smells of...
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Letters, Sentences, and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 327 pages
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books...
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Lord Chesterfield's Worldly Wisdom: Selections from His Letters and Characters

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1891 - 234 pages
...u. 127. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads...former. But take care not to understand editions and titlepages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. n. ii. 354. JLjread....
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, with the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books...
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Letters, Sentences and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892 - 307 pages
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads...former. But take care not to understand editions and titlepages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books I...
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Die geschichte

G. A. E. Bogeng - Book collecting - 1922
...steht: „Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads;...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages to well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning." Ein Ratschlag, in dessen...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1901
...scarce books. Buy good books and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads,...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books...
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Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African

Ignatius Sancho - History - 1998 - 336 pages
...those who follow me. As Sancho's contemporary the Earl of Chesterfield remarked, "the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads, for they may profit of the former." I am deeply indebted to the staffs and collections of the following institutions: the Allen County...
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