Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert

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Extra-illustrated with the addition of 54 portraits and views (some hand-colored) ranging in date from the late 18th to the late 19th century, inlaid to size. Also bound in at the end is a publisher’s catalog (45, [3] pages) dated New Burlington Street, Jan. 1, 1856

 

  • Author: Langdale, Chas (Charles), 1787-1868, author.
  • Title: Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert; with an account of her marriage with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, afterwards King George IV / by the Hon. Charles Langdale.
  • Publication: London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, publisherin ordinary to Her Majesty, MDCCCLVI [1856]

Catalog Record

53 H645 S856

Acquired March 2020

Series of very spirited etchings of gigs and their drivers

  • Creator: Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851.
  • Title: Series of very spirited etchings of gigs and their drivers / by Alken.
  • Published:[ London] : [publisher not identified], [182-]

Catalog Record 

Quarto 724 820Al

Acquired April 2019

Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family

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Extra-illustrated copy with eight engravings on ten inserted sheets. A list of the additions written in Morris’s hand(?): The Strawberry Hill copy illustrated with the following engravings: Portrait of Horace Walpole … Henry VIII .. Facsimiles of the signatures of Henry VIII & Edward VI. Portrait of Princess Mary, Marie Stuart reine d’Ecosse, décapitée … Arms of Thomas Holland … Thomas Mowbray .. Portrait of John Howard … Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey … Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

  • Author: Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1720-1786, author.
  • Title: Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family / by the Honourable Charles Howard, Esq.
  • Publication: London : Printed by G. Scott, for J. Robson, bookseller to the Princess Dowager of Wales in New Bond Street, MDCCLXIX [1769]

Catalog Record 

53 N763 769 Copy 2

Acquired November 2018

Anecdotes of painting in England

  • AuthorWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • TitleAnecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists … collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original MSS. by Mr. Horace Walpole.
  • EditionThe 2d ed. …
  • PublishedPrinted by Thomas Kirgate at Strawberry-Hill, 1765-1771 [i.e. 1780]

Catalog Record

33 10B Copy 8

Acquired February 2017

Horace Walpole and his world

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Extra-illustrated with ninety-one engraved portratis and views, most inlaid to size. Acidic newspaper clippings attached to some preliminary leaves with offset.

  • AuthorWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Uniform Title[Correspondence. 1884.]
  • TitleHorace Walpole and his world : select passages from his letters / edited by L. B. Seeley … With eight illustrations after Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
  • PublishedLondon : Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1884.

Catalog Record 

225 884S Copy 6

Acquired July 2016

M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia

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Formerly owned and bound by Horace Walpole, gifted to an unknown recipient with note ‘Ex dono editoris Mr. Horace Walpole’; also with a few 19th century booksellers’ notes on end leaves. Purchased in the 19th century by the then Earl of Orford and remained at Wolterton until sold at Christie’s in December 1989 by Lord Walpole.

  • Author: Lucan, 39-65.
  • Uniform Title: [Pharsalia]
  • Title: M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia / cum notis Hugonis Grotii, et Richardi Bentleii.
  • Published: [Twickenham : Strawberry-Hill, MDCCLX 1760]

Catalog Record

Quarto 33 7 Copy 12

Acquired June 2013

Fables ancient and modern

Fables Ancient and ModernInscribed on front free endpaper by Edeard Cheney and with his library stamp: “From the Strawberry Hill ale, once belonging to Maria Stewart, the step mother of Horace Walpole, July 7th 1842.”

  • Author: Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
  • Title: Fables ancient and modern : translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, and Chaucer : with original poems / by Mr. Dryden.
  • Published: London : Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear’s head over-against Katherine-street in the Strand, 1713.

Catalog Record

49 1849

Acquired November 2007