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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 10S. Noble Authors, original wrapper,
4478 Walpole (H.) Postscript to the Royal and folding frontispiece of Christina de Pisan, 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, L10 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, 24 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 1os. (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., £1 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-
Tregaskis, £6 2s. 6d. (Five hundred copies were issued. “I have delivered to your brother ... a Lucan, printed at Strawberry Hill, which, I 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.]
(H.) Anecdotes of Painting in England, engraved ts and plates, 4 vol., Printed by Thomas Farmer and as Kirgate, at Strawberry-Hill, 1762-71-also A Cataof Engravers, Digested by Mr. Horace Walpole from SS. of Mr. George Vertue, second edition, portraits, herry-Hill, printed in the year 1765, together 5 vol., 4to. (133) Denham, £32 he above set is of unusual interest, as containing in es 3 and 5 additions and corrections in the handng of the author, the cover of vol. 3 bearing the words, s vol. ready for the new edition." The first two mes are in unbound condition, the sheets being merely red together, and the remaining three volumes are in riginal wrappers, uncut. Vol. 3 had only 17 plates out , but the set included the cancelled preface to vol. 4, differs considerably in text and date [October 18, from that eventually prefixed to the volume.-Cata
e of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, written by elf, vignette on title, folding portrait and genealogical .. folded, Strawberry-Hill, printed in the year 1764, 4to. (134) Dobell, £10 10s. wo hundred copies were printed, with a dedication, e and pedigree by Walpole, who subsequently supsed the latter owing to its inaccuracy.-Catalogue.] by Anna Chamber, Countess Temple, vignette on title, al wrapper, uncut, Strawberry-Hill, printed in the 1764, 4to. (135). Tregaskis, £6 12s. 6d. One hundred copies were printed. The volume contained by Walpole, who had written on the wrapper of this
Lady Temple's poems, the only copy I have left."—
logue. Nevertheless, a copy appears in the Strawberry
11 Catalogue, and was sold on April 28, 1842.—ED.] vole (H.) The Magpie and her Brood, a Fable, from Tales of Bonaventure des Periers, Valet de Chambre to Queen of Navarre, addressed to Miss Hotham, 4pp. 64], small 4to. (137) Robson, £2 2s. and (Rev. Francis). Poems by the Reverend Mr. Hoyd24 pages, folded, Printed at Strawberry-Hill, 1769 Denham, £4 4s.
Three hundred copies were printed, with an advertiseent written by Walpole, who published these Poems to 1st the author.-Catalogue.]
e (H.) A Reply to the Observations of the Rev. Dr. ites, Dean of Exeter and President of the Society of tiquaries, on the Wardrobe Account of 1483, 24pp., inal wrapper, uncut, dated August 28, 1770, 4to. (141) Sotheran, £45 Walpole's own copy of this scarce pamphlet, of which y six were printed, and which was written in reply to an ack on his "Historic Doubts." This copy is specially teresting 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-
[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. 1 and 2, original wrappers, uncut, Strawberry-Hill, printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1772, small 4to. (143)
Robson, £2 175. 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, [2 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, Strawberry-Hill, printed by T. Kirgate, 1778, 8vo. (148)
Dobell, £19 55. (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.”
---Catalogue.] 4496 Walpole (H.) A Letter to the Editor of the Miscellanies of
Thomas Chatterton, original wrapper, unopened edges,
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) Treguskis, £2 2s. 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.,
5 leaves, sewed, uncut, 250 copies printed, Strawberry-Hill, printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1781, small 4to. (152)
Denham, £2 125. 4499 A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole, at Strawberry-Hill, near Twickenham, Middlesex, with an Inventory of the Furniture, Pictures, Curiosities, etc., frontispiece and plates, in sheets, Strawberry-Hill, printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1784, 4to. (153) Denham, £11 5s.
[Two hundred copies were printed of this definitive edition of the "Description." It contains 27 plates and plans of Strawberry Hill. This copy had the two rare leaves of Additions, the outside sheet discoloured.—Catalogue.] 4500 A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole. Another copy, with pencil additions and corrections in the author's handwriting, frontispiece in early state without lettering of title, and plates (2 plans wanted), folded, 1784, 4to. (154) Denham, £6 17s. 6d. 4501 A title page for the above printed in three colours, black, blue and red, 1784, 4to. (155) Denham, L1 16s.
[Mr. Grosvenor Bedford had in his collection a richly illustrated copy of the above with a similar title.-Catalogue.]
4502 Walpole (H.) Essay on Modern Gardening. Essai sur l'Art des Jardins Modernes, par M. Horace Walpole, traduit en François par M. le Duc de Nivernois, en 1784, Text in English and French, vignette on title, folded, Imprimé à Strawberry-Hill, par T. Kirgate, 1785, 4to. (156)
Denham, £9 5s.
[Four hundred copies printed, half of which were sent to France. This copy is enclosed in a sheet of grey paper, on which the author had written, "One pick'd Essay on Gardening."-Catalogue.]
4503 More (Hannah). Bishop Bonner's Ghost, vignette on title, 4 leaves, sewed, uncut, 1789, small 4to. (157)
Shepherd, £4 17s. 6d.
[Ninety-six copies are said to have been printed, two being on brown paper; but Walpole, in a letter to Hannah More [June 23, 1789], speaks of printing 200 copies. These satirical verses were written by the authoress when on a visit to Dr. Porteus, Bishop of London.—Catalogue.]
4504 Walpole (H.) Works. A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, enlarged with many new Articles and with many other Additions, sewed, uncut, n. d., 4to. (158) Tregaskis, £18
[The above apparently formed a portion of the first volume (pp. 245 to 528) of the complete edition of all his works which Walpole commenced to print at Strawberry Hill in 1770. Only two volumes of this edition were issued, after which he abandoned the idea.-Catalogue.]
4505 Walpole (H.) The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story, the
third edition, original grey wrapper, unopened edges,