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A CATALOGUE OF THE CLASSIC CONTENTS OF STRAWBERRY HILL COLLECTED BY HORACE WALPOLE
George Robins, London 1842 - xxiv,250pp. Quarto. Cloth-backed stiff wrappers, pictorial title vignette on upper wrapper. Engraved frontis portrait and engraved title, illustrations. Wrappers a bit creased and soiled, closed tears in joints and at top edge of upper board, some internal smudging and use, but a good copy. Hazen's edition 'V' of the extensive sale catalogue of Walpole's library and effects. The printing history of the catalogue is moderately complex, as were the circumstances of the sale, and as many as seven editions of the catalogue are described by Hazen, not including the separate catalogue of the London sale. In this edition, the Waldegrave manuscripts (6th day, lots 161-187) have been removed, but the books of prints in the Round Tower, making up days 7 and 8, are still present. These were removed in the next edition, and recatalogued for the London sale. This copy has been priced throughout (except for days 7 and 8, as would be expected) in a contemporary hand, with buyers noted, and there are a few instances of detailed annotations about specific lots. The front free endsheet bears a pencil inscription: "Admit the Bearer & One friend G. Robins April 22 1842." HAZEN (LIBRARY), p. xxix.
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