Private correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford

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Bound in volume 1: ms. note in Horace Walpole’s hand, an epigram attributed to “Mr. Erskine the celebrated lawyer” and dated 1793

  • AuthorWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Uniform Title[Correspondence. 1820.]
  • TitlePrivate correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford : now first collected. In four volumes.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for Rodwell and Martin, Bond-Street; and Colburn and Co., Conduit-Street, 1820.

Catalog Record

22 820 Copy 2

Acquired July 2016

The Queen’s budget opened

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline.

  • TitleThe Queen’s budget opened, or Correspondence extraordinary, the defence of Her Majesty. A companion to the “Royal letter-bag”.
  • EditionSecond edition.
  • ProductionPrinted by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street.
  • PublicationLondon : Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand; J. Fairburn, Broadway, Blackfriars and all booksellers, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

The total eclipse

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  • TitleThe total eclipse : a grand politico-astronomical phenomenon, which occurred in the year 1820; with a series of engravings, to demonstrate the configuration of the planets. To which is added, an hieroglyphic, adapted to these wonderful times!
  • Edition[Second edition].
  • PublishedLondon : Published by Thomas Dolby, 299, Strand, 30 Holywell Street, adn 34, Wardour Street, [1820]

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

The Queen and Magna charta

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A satire, in verse, on the trial, etc., of Queen Caroline.
Illustrated by Isaac Robert Cruikshank.

  • TitleThe Queen and Magna charta; or, The thing that John signed …
  • PublishedLondon, Printed for and published by T. Dolby, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

[Album of proofs of illustrations for publications….

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An album compiled by Thomas Coates, solicitor and sometime secretary to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, containing 340 proofs of wood engravings mounted on 68 leaves, with section titles and descriptions: Illustrations of the Hindoos / drawn on the blocks by Wm. Westall, A.R.A. 1835 (ca. [32] p.); British Canada 1835 ([8] p.); British costume ([3] p.); Old English sports ([8] p.); a group of 10 pages (some blank) with Roman ruins and other historic sites in Spain and Portugal; Illustrations of the Modern Egyptians / drawn on the blocks by the Author, Edwd. Wm. Lane Esq. 1836 (24 p.). Many of the ilustrations are captioned in blank ink by the same hand; others prints with pencil notations.

  • CreatorCoates, Thomas, approximately 1802-1883, collector.
  • Title[Album of proofs of illustrations for publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge] [graphic].
  • Publication[London, 1834-1836]

Catalog Record

Quarto 724 834C

Acquired February 2016

A peep at the p*v****n

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline

  • TitleA peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem.
  • EditionSixth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

Vitae quorundam eruditissimorum et illustrium virorum

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Horace Walpole’s copy with his armorial bookplate.

  • Author: Smith, Thomas, 1638-1710.
  • Title: Vitae quorundam eruditissimorum et illustrium virorum : Quorum nomina extant in pagina sequenti / scriptore Thoma Smitho.
  • Published: Londini : apud Davidem Mortier in via dicta de Strand ad insigne Erasmi, 1707.

Catalog Record

49 860

Acquired August 2004

Poems, lyric and pastoral

Cover: Poems, lyric and pastoral

Bookplates: Poems, lyric and pastoral

Title: Poems, lyric and pastoral

Edward Williams also wrote under the pseudonym Iolo Morganwg.

  • Author: Iolo Morganwg, 1747-1826.
  • Title: Poems, lyric and pastoral : in two volumes / by Edward Williams.
  • Published: London : Printed for the author by J. Nichols, and sold by J. Johnson, No. 72 St. Paul’s Church-Yard; J. Owen, No. 158 Piccadilly; E. Williams, No. 11 Strand; Darton and Harvey, Grace-Church Street; by all the booksellers in Bath; Fletcher, Oxford; Merrill, Cambridge; Brown and Lloyd, Bristol; Harward, Cheltenham; and Pritchard, Philadelphia, 1794.

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Acquired September, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.