“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from skein which Lady Elizabeth Laura, centre, is holding; a curtain, pillars and trees behind them; after Reynolds (Mannings 1810); proof before letters, but with scratched production and publication detail.”–British Museum online catalogue.
Title: [Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia, daughters to James late Earl of Waldegrave Knight of the Garter] [graphic] / painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds ; engraved by V. Green, mezzotinto engraver to His Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine.
Edition: [State 1].
Publication: [London] : Published Decr. 1st, 1781, by V. Green, No. 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London, [1 December 1781]
Bound in contemporary crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt edges, by Taylor & Hessey; with fore-edge paintings of Windsor Castle (v. 1) and Strawberry Hill (v. 2). Both volumes with the signatures of Miss Mt. Rigden on first blank.
Author: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
Title: The poetical works of Alexander Pope / with his life by Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Published: London : Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street, for Sharpe and Hailes, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1811.
An album of amateur etchings, mostly by Charlton Wollaston and The Hon. Booth Grey, and a few pen and grey wash landscape sketches and portraits. Many of the etchings are represented by multiple impressions and variant states, and on various paper stocks. Also mounted in the album is a copy of a bust of a man by Miss Clarke, from College-Green Worcester and dated 1789. Some later prints, mounted on 19th century photolithographs. The etchings represent country scenes — thatched cottages, peasants, farms and farm animals, and peasants at work — as well as views of churches, villages, ruins, and landscapes with row boats and skiffs on rivers. Also included are several engravings and prints from published works on various topics including a large engraving of Greek sculptural elements pasted on the inside of the back cover.
Title: [Album of amateur prints by Charlton Wollaston, Booth Grey, and others, with some drawings].
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.