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4526 Leaflet on the Discovery of Oil Painting, 16 lines, and a rough pull on a quarto sheet (183) Robson, 16s. [The above appears to be an earlier form of the following lot. It is apparently not recorded, and there is no copy of either in the British Museum.-Catalogue.]

4527 Questions proposed to the Society of Antiquaries, 2 columns of 23 lines (184) Tregaskis, 125. 4528 Coat of Arms of White's Club, designed by Lord Edgecombe and engraved by C. Grignion, on pink paper (185)


Tregaskis, £3 35. [This coat-of-arms is referred to by Walpole in a letter to Montagu, dated April 20th, 1756. There is a cut down copy on white paper in the Grenville Library, where it is described as a Gamester's Coat of Arms," and is bound in a volume containing leaflets, etc. printed at Strawberry Hill-Catalogue.] 4529 Copy of a General Order of the Court of Exchequer for the future more regular issuing of Summons of the Pipe, etc., 2 leaves, dated 21st June, 1758, folio (186) Tregaskis, £7 4530 Inscription under the Monument of the first two Earls of Waldegrave, Father and Son, both of the name of James, both Servants of that Excellent Prince King George II., 1 leaf, folio (188) Dobell, £7

[Written by Horace Walpole's brother, Sir Edward Walpole. There is apparently some doubt as to whether the two preceding leaflets were printed at Strawberry Hill.— Catalogue.]

4531 Rules for obtaining a Ticket to see Strawberry Hill, 28 lines, printed in italics on pink paper (189) Tregaskis, £2 155. [The copy of these quaint Rules in the British Museum is printed on white paper.--Catalogue.]

4532 Rules, etc. A later issue of the same, presumably printed on Walpole's assuming the title of Earl of Orford in 1791, 2 copies (190) Tregaskis, £ 2s. 4533 Three Tickets of Admission "to see Strawberry-Hill," dated August 22 and 26 and September 13, 1774, each signed "Hor. Walpole," and endorsed with the names of "Capt. Kelly," "Col. Salive," and "Lady Parry"; also a card of admission in MS. with red seal of Lord Orford's Coat-ofArms, dated on back, "Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 1801" (191) Denham, £4 12s. 6d. 4534 Prosperity to Houghton, 6 verses-and Houghton HareHunting, 8 verses, sheet ballads (192) Robson, £2 6s. [Houghton, in Norfolk, was the family seat of the Walpoles. These pieces are given in Lowndes as being printed at Strawberry Hill, but no mention is made of this fact in the British Museum Catalogue, which says [London? 1728?]-Catalogue.]

4535 The Norfolk Garland, or The Death of Reynard the Fox, folio sheet [London, 1728?] (194)

Denham, £2 10s. [This song was apparently printed in the same type as the foregoing. Catalogue.]

4536 A Letter from King Edward the Sixth to Sir Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 1770-The Embassy, translated from the French of Mons. le Chevalier de Boufflers, four verses, 1770Rebus's, three verses-and Tracts by Alderman Nutting, etc., 16 lines (195) Sotheran, 14s.

[Three of the above leaflets bear the imprint, "Printed at Houghton Park," the fourth being in the same type. The letter of Edward the Sixth was subsequently reprinted by Horace Walpole in his "Copies of Seven Original Letters from King Edward VI." (see Lot 142).—Catalogue.]

4537 An engraved invitation card, "Lady Ailesbury's Compts., etc.," endorsed on the back in Walpole's handwriting, "1758. This was designed by R. Bentley" (196) Denham, £2 [Lady Ailesbury was the Honble. Mrs. Damer's mother.Catalogue.]

4538 On the Death of the Marchioness of Tavistock, nine verses, 2 copies on one sheet, folio (197) Dobell, £2

[An MS. note on the back (apparently in Walpole's handwriting) says, "Pieces printed at Ampthill."-Catalogue.] 4539 Prologue, by the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe-and Epilogue, by Johanna Baillie, at the opening of the Theatre, Strawberry Hill, November, 1800, a parcel of duplicate copies (198) Tregaskis, £17 5s. 4540 Epilogue to the Comedy of the Fashionable Friends, performed at Strawberry Hill, written by the Hon. William Lamb [afterwards Lord Melbourne], and spoken by the Hon. Anne S. Damer, 2 copies and 5 Playbills, etc. (199) Dobell, £2 8s. [The play referred to was written by Miss Berry.—Catalogue.] 4541 Prologue, by the Right Hon. General Conway—and Epilogue, by the Right Hon. Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, to the Play of "The Way to Keep Him,” performed at Richmond House, on the 17th of May, 1787, before their Majesties, 4pp. and 2 Playbills relating to York House, Twickenham, folio (200) Denham, £2 125.

[Walpole was present at the performance of the above play, the epilogue of which was spoken by the Hon. Mrs. Damer (Walpole to Conway, June 17, 1787).—Catalogue.] 4542 MS. The paragraph on John Stephen Liotard from Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting (vol. iv., ch. 5, pp. 90, 91), with three extra Notes in the author's autograph, 22 pp., small 4to. (201) Denham, £4 12s. 6d. 4543 MS. Incantation for Raising a Phantom, imitated from Macbeth, and lately perform'd by His Majesty's Servants in Westminster, by Colonel Rd. Fitzpatrick, 1789, in the autograph of Walpole, who had added explanatory names in the margin, 2pp., folio (202) Denham, £28

4544 MS.

A Catalogue of Books, Poems, Tracts and small detached Pieces, Printed at the Private Press at Strawberry Hill, 7 leaves, sewed, small 4to. (203) Dobell, £8

Hodgson and Co.,

[Apparently a transcript of Baker's Catalogue, published in 1810-Catalogue.]

Dobell, £7 6s.

4545 MS. The First Night's Lodgings, or the Picts Expell'd, an
Opera of Three Acts, written on 73 leaves, half bound, and
I other, sewed, small 4to. (204)
4546 Harding (S.) A Series of Portraits to Illustrate the Earl of
Orford's Catalogue of Royal and Noble Authors, 167 por-
traits, with title and list of plates, in 41 numbers, original
wrappers, 1798-1803, 4to. (205)
Sabin, £45 10s.

[The Hon. Mrs. Damer's copy, with her name on most of the wrappers. Catalogue.]

4547 Gardiner (W. N.) Portraits of Royal and Noble Authors,
frontispiece and 6 portraits, wrapper, J. Good [1760], small
4to. (206)
4548 Elegy on the Death of Miss Caroline Campbell, Daughter
Denham, £5
of the Right Honourable Lord William Campbell, 4pp.,
original wrapper, n. d., small 4to. (216)
[Miss Campbell's death is mentioned in a letter of
Walpole's to Lady Ossory.
the maternal uncle of the Hon. Mrs. Damer.-Catalogue.]
Lord William Campbell was

(B) Various Properties.

Dobell, £3

4549 Arabian Nights. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, done into English from the Original Arabic by John Payne (limited to 500 copies), 9 vol., vellum boards, gilt tops, uncut, Privately printed for the Villon Society, 1872 (77) 4550 Arabian Nights. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a G. H. Brown, £9 15s. Night and the Supplementary Nights, translated by Sir R. F. Burton, with two sets of illustrations by A. Letchford and A. Lalauze (one set signed artist's proofs on Japan paper), together 16 vol., tree calf gilt, gilt tops, with the original covers bound in at the end of each volume, Privately printed for the Kama Shastra Society, Benares, 1885-8 (78) 4551 Arabian Nights. Alf Laylah Wa Laylah. The Book of the G. H. Brown, £46 Thousand Nights and a Night. The Supplemental Nights, by R. F. Burton, 6 vol., Privately printed for the Benares Society, 1886, royal 8vo. (265) 4552 Boccacio (G.) Il Decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccacio, G. H. Brown, £7 15s. portrait, frontispieces, plates and vignettes by Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, also the rare set of “Estampes Gálantes des Contes du Boccace," LARGE THICK PAPER, 5 vol., old French morocco, gilt edges, Londra (Paris), 1757, 8vo. (477) 4553 Boydell's History of the River Thames, coloured plates by J. Quaritch, £21 IOS. Farington, 2 vol., extended by the insertion of 926 portraits, topographical views, plans and other illustrations, many of which are carefully inlaid, in 5 vol., morocco extra, gilt tops, contents lettered, with specially written titles, 1794-6, imperial 4to. (223)


4554 Coronation (The) of His Most Sacred Majesty King George

IV., published by H.M.'s Especial Command, by Sir George Nayler, 45 engravings by Reynolds, Scriven and Meyer, after Stephanoff, Pugin and Wild, 42 coloured, half morocco, gilt edges, S. & R. Bentley, 1824, atlas folio (523) Myers, 12 2s. 6d. 4555 Dresser (H. E.) History of the Birds of Europe, 633 coloured plates, 8 vols, half morocco, gilt top, 1871-81, royal 4to. (500) Quaritch, £35 4556 Felissa, or the Life and Opinions of a Kitten of Sentiment, 12 coloured plates, original boards, uncut, J. Harris, 1811, 8vo. (109) Edwards, £2 4s. 4557 Jesse (J. H.) London its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places, 3 vol., extended by the insertion of 676 portraits and interesting topographical views, many inlaid, 6 vol., panel calf extra, gilt tops, 1871, 8vo. (71)

4559 Morris (W.)

W. Fagg, £27 10s. 4558 Milton (John). Paradise Lost, first edition, with the seventh title-page, old calf (8 leaves injured by fire, otherwise a sound copy), Printed by S. Simmonds and sold by T. Helder, 1669, 4to. (391) Karslake, £15 5s. Works. Kelmscott Golden Type Edition, 8 vol. (4 of which are published, the remaining 4 to be delivered when issued, limited to 315 copies), boards, uncut, 1901, etc., 4to. (724) Hill, £15 4560 Mudford (W.) An Historical Account of the Battle of Waterloo, illustrated by numerous coloured plates, plans, etc. from drawings by George Cruikshank and James Rouse (wanted plate B in part 3, Entrance to the Foret de Goigne, plate, J. Chateau de Frischermont, and plate 28, Battle of Waterloo), in 4 parts, original pictorial boards, designed by George Cruikshank, uncut, London, H. Colburn, 1816, 4to. (787) £12 10S. 4561 Pardoe (Miss). Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century, portraits, 3 vol., the Text inlaid throughout to quarto size, and extended by the insertion of upwards of 300 portraits (including 14 coloured), coloured plates of costume, etc., engravings (many folding) and other illustrations, the whole forming an unusually interesting copy of the work, and bound in 6 volumes, morocco extra, gilt tops, with specially printed titles and fleur-de-lys end papers, 1849, folio (224)

Dobell, £40 4562 Stirling-Maxwell (Sir W.) Ornamental Heraldry of the Sixteenth Century, facsimile plates, presentation copy from the author, 2 vol., vellum, gilt top and sewed, 1867-8, 4to. (232) Forrester, 4 15s. 4563 Teupken (T. F.) Kleeding_en Wapenrusting van de Ko ninklijke Nederlandsche Troepen, 68 coloured plates of Military Costume, with Descriptive Text, 2 vol., Amst., 1823, folio (791) Parsons, £




[MAY 12TH, 13TH AND 14TH, 1902.]



(No. of Lots, 597; amount realised, £4,236 os. 6d.)

4564 Acts of Parliament. Henry VIII. an. 25. An Acte ageynst forstalling and regrating of fish-An Acte agenst kylling of young spaume or frie of yeles and salmon--An Acte for punyshment of heresie-An Acte concernyng printers and bynders of bokes-An Acte concernyng shotyng in crosbowes and handgonnes, and other Acts, half morocco, T. Berthelet (1540), small folio (2) Quaritch, £3 16s. 4565 Acts of Parliament. Elizabeth an. 39-43. An Act for Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdie beggers-An Act for the more speedie paiement of the Queenes Maiesties Debts-An Act for the increase of Mariners-An Act prohibiting the bringing into this Realme of forren Cardes for wool-An Act to avoid and prevent divers misdemeanours in lewd and idle persons-An Act for the true working and making of Woollen Cloth, and other Acts, woodcut titles, black letter, original vellum, C. Barker, 15971601, small folio (9) Pickering, £3 4566 Acts of Parliament. James I. an. 7. An Acte for the better Execution of Justice-An Acte for the Continuance and better maintenance of Husbandrie-An Acte for bringing of fresh Streames of Water by Engine from Hackney Marsh to the Citie of London-An Acte against unlawfull Hunting and Stealing of Deere and Conies-An Acte against burning of Lingard Heath and other Moor Burning, and other Acts, black letter, original vellum, 1610, small folio (11) Quaritch, £4 18s. 4567 Acts and Proclamations. An Act for suppressing the detestable Sins of Incest, Adultery and Fornication, 1650-An Act for the Advancing and Regulating of the Trade of this Commonwealth, 1657-An Act prohibiting Trade with the Barbadas, Virginia, Bermudas and Antego, 1650-Votes of Parliament touching two Books, the one entituled The Accuser Shamed, the other The Clergy in their Colours, 1650-An Act concerning the New Invention of melting down Iron and other Mettals, 1651, and others, chiefly black letter, in 2 vol., old calf, folio (12) Quaritch, £15 10s. 4568 Addison (Joseph). Works, with a Complete Index, portrait, 4 vol., old French morocco extra, g. e. (Derome), with the crest and arms of Theodore Williams stamped on the sides, Birmingham, J. Baskerville, 1761, 4to. (15) Bain, £15 10s. 4569 Ady (T.) A Candle in the Dark, or a Treatise concerning the Nature of Witches and Witchcraft, calf extra, g. e., a few headlines shaved, and the corner of one leaf defective, 1656, 4to. (17) Sotheran £3 18s.

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