Aeschini Socratici dialogi tres graece et latine


49 2207 3_tp

 Horace Walpole’s copy with his bookplate and note on fly-leaf. Includes life of Aeschines and Jean Le Clerc’s Silvae Philologicae.

  • Author: Aeschines, Socraticus, 4th cent. B.C.
  • Title: Aeschini Socratici dialogi tres graece et latine : ad quos accessit quarti Latinum fragmentum / vertit et notis illustravit Joannes Clericus. Cuius & ad calcem additae sunt Silvae Philologicae, cum omnium indicibus necessariis.
  • Published: Amstelodami : Apud Petrum de Coup Bibliopolam, 1711.

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49 2207 3

Acquired October 2005

A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England

Uncut copy with misprint in running title on p. 74. Interleaved, without illustrations, genealogical tables or music. Extensively annotated and corrected throughout by the author in preparation of the definitive edition (which was never published).  First ed. was published at the Strawberry Hill Press in April 1758

  • Author:Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Title: A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England : with lists of their works : in two volumes.
  • Edition: The second edition, corrected and enlarged.
  • Published: London : Printed for R. and J. Dodsley …, and J. Graham …, 1759 [i.e. 1758]

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49 2978B

Acquired 2005

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.

Didicit prius extimuitque magistrum

Didicit prius extimuitque magistrum

Latin verses written by Horace Walpole probably while a student at Eton. With a plain paper wrapper (19th century paper) embossed with the seal of one of the earls of Derby, probably the 14th or 15th earl, both Knights of the Garter.

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Title: Didicit prius extimuitque magistrum, [ca. 1730] / Walpole.

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Purchased June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill…

Cover: A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole

Tipped in letter

Title Page: A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole

Bound in 19th century half brown morocco, fully gilt spine, with a portion of the original blue upper wrapper tipped onto front flyleaf. One of 25 large paper copies (Royal quarto), with the additional 58 p. price list bound in. Also tipped in: a letter dated 23 Dec. 1850 from the London bookseller Thomas Thorpe.

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Title: A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole.
  • Published: [London] : Smith and Robins, [1842].

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Acquired November, 2010 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Historic doubts on the life and reign of King Richard the Third

Historic doubts on the life and reign of King Richard the Third

Title Page: Historic doubts on the life and reign of King Richard the Third

Published 12 Feb. 1768. Practically a page-for-page reprint, incorporating corrections of the errata listed in the first edition.

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
  • Title: Historic doubts on the life and reign of King Richard the Third / by Mr. Horace Walpole.
  • Edition: The second edition.
  • Published: London : Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, MDCCLXVIII [1768].

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Acquired October, 2010 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

The lessons for the day…

The lessons for the day...

A satire on William Pulteney and his friends. Most of the “second lesson” is by Walpole; originally published without his knowledge, possibly by Sir Charles Hanbury Williams.

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
  • Title: The lessons for the day : being the first and second chapters of the Book of Preferment.
  • Published: London : [s.n.], printed in the year MDCCXLII [1742].

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Acquired December, 2010 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Miscellaneous antiquities, or A collection of curious papers…

Miscellaneous antiquities, or A collection of curious papers either republished from scarce tracts, or now first printed from original mss. Number [I-II] to be continued occasionally.

Published: Strawberry-Hill : Printed by Thomas Kirgate, MDCCLXXII [1772]

33 20 Copy 12

Title pages with mss. annotations: “Bamford’s Coffee House May 15, 1773”.

Title page: Miscellaneous antiquities, or A collection of curious papers ...Subjects (Library of Congress): Wyatt, Thomas, Sir, 1503?-1542; Tournaments–Medieval; Sports tournaments; Great Britain–History–Sources.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010

Letter : to Hannah More, [1789?] Mar. 11

Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797

Letter : to Hannah More, [1789?] Mar. 11.

LWL Mss Group 1 File 15

ALS from Walpole to Hannah More, and signed “yrs most sincerely HWalpole” in which he begs for news of her health after hearing that she was unwell. He refers to the mobs celebrating in London, presumably alluding to the celebrations on the news of George III’s recovery from insanity.

Letter : to Hannah More: 1 item ([2] p.) ; 19 cm., mounted to 21 cmSubjects (Library of Congress): More, Hannah, 1745-1833; Walpole Horace, 1717-1797; Women authors

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010