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Creator:
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, compiler.
Title(s):

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

Additional Title(s):

Cover title: Catalogue of the contents of Strawberry Hill

Published/Created:
[London] : Smith and Robins, printers, King Street, Long Acre, 1842.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 250 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 .W22 Copy 1
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 .W22 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 .W22+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John Baskett
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engraved title page by Ebenezer Landells; after William Alfred Delamotte.
Frontispiece is a portrait of Horace Walpole: "lithographed by G. Madeley, 3, Wellington St. Strand From a Painting at Strawberry Hill, by Eckhardt in 1754."
Sold by George Robins, the auctioneer. The sale was advertised to occupy twenty-four days, from April 25th to May 21st. The catalogue was badly compiled, and so much dissatisfaction was expressed at the intention of selling some of the collection en masse, that the contents of the seventh and eighth days' sale, which consisted of prints, drawings and illustrated books, were withdrawn, recatalogued, and disposed of at a sale at Robins's rooms at Covent Garden, which lasted from the 13th to the 23rd of June.--Cf. Fletcher, English book collectors, p. 214.
Holmes, M. Country house described, p. 240
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 bound in publisher's original printed blue wrappers. Annotated with prices of some lots. "Aedes Strawberrianae" and "Apology for Strawberry Hill" wanting.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary black half leather and marbled boards. Annotated with prices and buyers of some lots."Aedes Strawberrianae" and "Apology for Strawberry Hill" wanting. Inscribed: James Geig, 1912.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 in publisher's original printed cream wrappers. Annotated with prices of some lots.
SML,Y X345 W16 +842 Copy 1: Aedes Strawberrianae. Names of purchasers and the prices ... 57, [1] p. at end. "Apology for Strawberry Hill"; 2 p. tipped in between p. [iv]-[v]. Frontispiece wanting.
SML,Y X345 W16 +842 Copy 2: 31 cm. "Aedes Strawberrianae" and "Apology for Strawberry Hill" wanting.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections.
Art objects -- Private collections.
Engraving -- Private collections.
Grieg, James -- Autograph, 1912.
Madeley, G. -- Printer.
Manuscripts -- Catalogs.
Rare books -- Catalogs.
Smith and Robins -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Lithographs -- 1842.
Wood engravings -- 1842.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 19th century.
Auction catalogs -- England -- London -- 1842.
Contributors:
Robins, George Henry, 1777-1847.
Madeley, George Edward, lithographer.
Landells, Ebenezer, 1808-1860, engraver.
Delamotte, William, 1775-1863, illustrator.
Walter, Paul F., donor.
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