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1846-1900, 26 vol., together 241 vol., calf, remainder sewed, 1832-1900, 8vo. (561)

Kelly Law Book Co., £36 4464 Lear (Edward). Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidæ, col

oured plates, half bound, 1832, folio (774) Quaritch, £2 8s. 4465 Lowe (E.) Ferns, British and Exotic, 8 vol., cloth gilt, 1872, 8vo. (596)

Franks, £1 13s. 4466 Memoirs of the Empress Josephine, Courts of Louis XIV. and

XV., Royal Family of France, Court of St. Cloud, Memoirs of Madame de Montespan and Margaret de Valois, together il vol. (a limited number printed), vol. I of Montespan damaged, Nichols, 1894-5, 8vo. (157)

Baker, £2 25. 4467 Middleton (Thomas). Works, edited by A. H. Bullen, 8 vol.,

portrait, one of 120 copies, cloth, uncut, Nimmo, 1885, 8vo. (140)

Dobell, £2 25. 4468 Nouvelle Biographie Universelle et Générale, 46 vol., sewed, 1852-66, 8vo. (589)

Quaritch, £3 4469 Punch, from the commencement to 1901, vol. i to 9 original

cloth, the remainder half bound (1901 in parts), 1841-1901, 4to. (206)

Hyde, £10 4470 Solvyns (B.) Costumes de l'Indostan, avec les Explications

en Anglais et en Français, coloured plates, half morocco, 1804, folio (497)

Aylmer, £2 4471 Tennyson (Lord). Works and Life, 12 vol., cloth, uncut, Macmillan, 1898-1899, 8vo. (142)

£3 3s. 4472 Thomson (James). The Seasons, first edition (name on title), plates, calf, 1730, 4to. (733)

Brown, £2 4. 4473 Williamson (Captain Thomas). Oriental Field Sports, col

oured plates after Howett, half morocco (frontispiece, title,

and one leaf mended), 1807, oblong folio (496) Aylmer, £8 4474 Wolle (Rev. F.) Fresh-Water Algæ of the United States, 2 vol., coloured plates, cloth, 1887, 8vo. (592)

Wesley, £r us. 4475 Zoological Society's Proceedings, from 1861 to 1898 (wanted 1865-6-7), 38 vol., 8vo. (597)

Wesley, £12





(No. of Lots, 828 ; amount realised, £2,613 75. 6d.)

(a) Works from the Strawberry Hill Press. [NOTE.—The following collection derives much of its interest from the fact that the greater portion comprised the books, detached

pieces and leaflets bequeathed by Horace Walpole to the Honble. Mrs. Anne Seymour Damer at his death in 1797. It will be remembered that Lord Orford appointed Mrs. Damer his executrix, leaving to her Strawberry Hill and its contents. Subsequently, through a relative of Mrs. Damer's, this collection passed into the hands of the present owner.

The books were all in fine condition, having been most carefully preserved, and, with one exception, in the original state, several being unbound-folded or in sheets. Particular attention may also be called to the detached pieces and leaflets, which, owing to their nature, are now of extreme rarity. It may be added that the works are, unless otherwise stated, all recorded either in Baker's Catalogue of 1810, in Lowndes, or elsewhere, as having been actually printed at the Strawberry Hill Press. The total amount realised by the sale of this portion of the collection was £700.] 4476 Gray (T.) Odes by Mr. Gray, 21 pp., 4to., original grey

wrapper, uncut, Printed at Strawberry-Hill, for R. & j. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1757 (121)

Sabin, £171 [Horace Walpole's own copy, with his small book-plate on the half-title. Of this, the first work issued from the Strawberry Hill Press, one thousand copies were printed. The above copy is, however, of special interest, in that it contains, on fifteen pages, notes or criticisms in Walpole's handwriting. Among these may be mentioned the note referring to the expression “plung’d” used in the last line of the second ode, as follows :-“In the original this word was 'sunk, but Mr. Garrick suggested plung'd’as a more emphatic word on such an occasion."

It may also be remarked that Walpole has added to the vignette on the title—which appears in several of the books and which has been by some authorities described as a book-plate—the name of the designer and engraver. At the end of the odes are to be found two leaves from the Critical Review, No. 19, August, 1757 ; Literary Magazine, five leaves ; and The British Chronicle, August 24-26, 1757, two leaves containing criticisms on these poems, and also the rare leaflet, “To Mr. Gray, on his Odes," on which Walpole had written the words, “ By David Garrick, printed at Strawberryhill." It is said that only six copies of this leaflet were printed.

--Catalogue.] 4477 Walpole (H.) A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors

of England, with Lists of their Works, frontispiece and vignette on titles, 2 vol., original boards, unopened edges, 300 copies printed, Printed at Strawberry-Hill, 1758, 8vo. (122)

Dobell, £8 ios. 4478 Walpole (H.) Postscript to the Royal and Noble Authors,

folding frontispiece of Christina de Pisan, original wrapper,

uncut, 40 copies printed, 1786, 8vo. (123) Dobell, £5 5s. 4479 Walpole (H.) Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose, vignette

on title, 200 copies printed, Printed at Strawberry-Hill, 1758, 8vo. (124)

Denham, £10 5s. 4480 Whitworth (Charles, Lord). An Account of Russia as it was

in the Year 1710, by Charles Lord Whitworth, vignette on title, original wrapper, uncut, Printed at Strawberry-Hill, 1758, 8vo. (125)

Denham, £4 ios. (Seven hundred copies were printed. This account contains a description of the Russian Naval Yards at the end of the volume, the author having been Ambassador to St. Petersburg in the reign of Peter the Great. The adver

tiseinent was written by Horace Walpole.- Catalogue.] 4481 Spence (Reverend Joseph). A Parallel, In the manner of

Plutarch, Between a most celebrated Man of Florence, and One, scarce ever heard of, in England, vignette portrait on title, original wrapper, unopened edges, Printed at Strawberry-Hill by William Robinson, and sold by Messieurs Dodsley, at Tully's Head, Pall-Mall

, for the benefit of Mr. Hill, 1758, 8vo. (126)

Denham, £5 (Seven hundred copies were printed. This Parallel between Mr. Hill, a learned tailor of Buckingham, and the librarian of Florence, Magliabecchi, is referred to in Walpole's “Short Notes of My Life" :-“1759. Feb. 2nd. I published Mr. Spence's Parallel of Magliabecchi and Mr. Hill, a tailor of Buckingham ; calculated to raise a little sum of money for the latter poor man. Six hundred copies were sold in a fortnight, and it was reprinted in London.”

Catalogue.] 4482 Catalogue of Pictures and Drawings in the Holbein-Chamber at Strawberry-Hill, 8pp., 1760, 8vo. (127)

Sotheran & Co., £28 ios. (Walpole's first attempt at cataloguing the contents of

Strawberry Hill.-Catalogue.] 4483 Curiosities in the Glass Closet in the Great Bedchamber, 4pp., original wrapper, n. d. (1772), small 4to. (128)

Robson & Co., £i 16s. [This and the following pamphlet do not appear to be recorded in Lowndes or elsewhere, but may possibly form part of the “Description" issued in 1772, it is said for the use of the servants in showing the house. The Great

Bedchamber was built on in 1770.- Catalogue.) 4484 Pictures, Curiosities, etc. in The Cabinet of Enamels and

Miniatures, and in the Glass Cases on each side of it, 18 pp., original wrapper, n. d., small 4to. (129)

Robson, £i jos. 4485 M. Annæi Lucani Pharsalia, cum Notis Hugonis Grotii, et

Richardi Bentleii, vignette on title, folded, Strawberry.
Hill, 1760, 8vo. (131)

Tregaskis, £6 2s. 6d. (Five hundred copies were issued. "I have delivered to your brother ... a Lucan, printed at Strawberry Hill, which, Í trust, you will think a handsome edition" (Walpole to Mann, 27 January, 1761). Another copy realised £4 155. (Denham). Apparently presented to Mrs. Damer. It contained her bookplate, designed by Agnes Berry, and on the fly-leaf“ e libris Anne Damer, 1779, Nov."--ED.]

4486 Walpole (H.) Anecdotes of Painting in England, engraved

portraits and plates, 4 vol., Printed by Thomas Farmer and Thomas Kirgate, at Strawberry-Hill, 1762-71—also A Catalogue of Engravers, Digested by Mr. Horace Walpole from the MSS. of Mr. George Vertue, second edition, portraits, Strawberry-Hill, printed in the year 1765, together 5 vol., small 4to. (133)

Denham, £32 [The above set is of unusual interest, as containing in volumes 3 and 5 additions and corrections in the handwriting of the author, the cover of vol. 3 bearing the words, “This vol. ready for the new edition. The first two volumes are in unbound condition, the sheets being merely gathered together, and the remaining three volumes are in the original wrappers, uncut. Vol. 3 had only 17 plates out of 36, but the set included the cancelled preface to vol. 4, which differs considerably in text and date [October 18, 1773) from that eventually prefixed to the volume.—Cata

logue.] 4487 The Life of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, written by

himself, vignette on title, folding portrait and genealogical table, folded, Strawberry-Hill, printed in the year 1764, small 4to. (134)

Dobell, £10 1os. [Two hundred copies were printed, with a dedication, preface and pedigree by Walpole, who subsequently sup.

pressed the latter owing to its inaccuracy.-Catalogue.] 4488 Poems by Anna Chamber, Countess Temple, vignette on title, original wrapper, uncut, Strawberry-Hill

, printed in the year 1764, 4to. (135)

Tregaskis, £6 12s. 6d. [One hundred copies were printed. The volume contained verses by Walpole, who had written on the wrapper of this copy,“ Lady Temple's poems, the only copy I have left.”— Catalogue. Nevertheless, a copy appears in the Strawberry

Hill Catalogue, and was sold on April 28, 1842.—ED.] 4489 Walpole (H.) The Magpie and her Brood, a Fable, from

the Tales of Bonaventure des Periers, Valet de Chambre to the Queen of Navarre, addressed to Miss Hotham, 4pp. (1764), small 4to. (137)

Robson, £2 25. 4490 Hoyland (Rev. Francis). Poems by the Reverend Mr. Hoy

land, 24 pages, folded, Printed at Strawberry-Hill, 1769 (140)

Denham, £4.45. (Three hundred copies were printed, with an advertisement written by Walpole, who published these Poems to

assist the author.- Catalogue.] 4491 Walpole (H.) A Reply to the Observations of the Rev. Dr.

Milles, Dean of Exeter and President of the Society of Antiquaries, on the Wardrobe Account of 1483, 24pp., original wrapper, uncut, dated August 28, 1770, 4to. (141)

Sotheran, £:45 (Walpole's own copy of this scarce pamphlet, of which only six were printed, and which was written in reply to an attack on his “ Historic Doubts." This copy is specially interesting on account of a long note of sixteen lines on

pages 14 and 15 relating to the Coronation of Richard III.
in the autograph of the author. The wrapper bears the
words, “Reply to the Observations of the Rev. Dr. Milles.

Printed Strawberry Hill, only six copies.”—Catalogue.] 4492 Copies of Seven Original Letters from King Edward VI. to

Barnaby Fitz-Patrick, original wrapper, uncut, Strawberry-
Hill, printed in the year 1772, small 4to. (142) Robson, £4. 45.

[Two hundred copies were printed. The advertisement

was written by Walpole.--Catalogue.]
4493 Miscellaneous Antiquities ; or, a Collection of Curious Papers,

either re-published from scarce Tracts, or now first printed
from original MSS. Nos. I and 2, original wrappers, uncut,
Strawberry-Hill, printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1772, small
4to. (143)

Robson, £2 17s. 6d.
[Five hundred copies were printed, only two numbers

being issued.-Catalogue.)
4494 A Description of the Villa of Horace Walpole, at Strawberry-

Hill, near Twickenham, with an Inventory of the Furniture,
Pictures, Curiosities, etc., vignette title, original wrapper,
uncut, Strawberry-Hill, printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1774,
small 4to. (146)

Shepherd, Ł2 12s. 6d.
[One hundred copies were printed. Another copy on
LARGE PAPER, with the appendix (1786), vignette title,
original boards, uncut, realised £8 175. 6d. Only six copies

so printed.-ED.)
4495 Craven (Lady). The Sleep-Walker, a Comedy in Two Acts,

translated from the French [of Count de Pont de Veyle), in
March, 1778, original wrapper, unopened edges, Straw-
berry-Hill, printed by T. Kirgate, 1778, 8vo. (148)

Dobell, £19 5s.
[Seventy-five copies were printed to oblige the authoress.
Walpole, who wrote a verse “To Lady Craven on her
Translation” (printed on the back of the title), calls this one
of the rarest of the Strawberry Hill Editions. On the cover
of the above copy is written, “ But few of these, Kergate,"
and in another handwriting, “Sleep-Walker, by Ly. Craven."

4496 Walpole (H.) A Letter to the Editor of the Miscellanies of

Thomas Chatterton, original wrapper, unopened edges,
Strawberry-Hill, printed by T. Kirgate, 1779 (149)

Denham, £4 175. 6d.
[The editorship of the volume referred to, which was
published in 1778, and the preface of which contained
aspersions against Walpole in respect of his behaviour to
Chatterton, is generaily attributed to John Broughton.-

Catalogue.] 4497 Miller (Charles). To the Lady Horatia Waldegrave, on the

Death of the Duke of Ancaster, 3pp., 150 copies printed,

dated at end A.D. 1779, 4to. (150) Tregaskis, £2 25. 4498 Jones (Sir William). The Muse Recalled, an Ode, occa

sioned by the Nuptials of Lord Viscount Althorp and Miss
Lavinia Bingham, March 6, 1781, by William Jones, Esq.,

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