A Catalogue of Horace Walpole's Library. Three volumes. Allen T. HAZEN.

A Catalogue of Horace Walpole's Library. Three volumes.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969,

First Edition. large quarto, dark blue buckram in dust jackets. (xcii), (480)pp.; (vi), (566)pp.; (vi), 542pp. Yale University Press, Item #29491

Illustrated. With "Horace Walpole's Library" by W. S. Lewis in Volume I. Volume I: Introduction (including Collecting Methods, the Housing of the Books, Press-marks, Bookplates, The Sale in 1842 and a discussion of the scope of the present edition). With a short-title listing of 1,607 books from the Main Library, and item #1608 being Tracts. Volume II lists items No. 1609 through 2324 from the Main library; items No. 2325 through 2628, his choicest books and manuscripts from The Glass Closet and Items No. 2629 through 3177 from the Library in the Office. Volume III continues items No. 3178 through 3481 from the Library in the Offices, items No. 3482 through 3935 from The Round Tower with Appendices of False Attributions, Books given Away; Books Owned while at Eton and Cambridge. With an Index of Binders, Index of Owners and General Index. Near fine, clean copies. Jacket of volume one has several spots of soiling. Jackets price clipped.

Price: $100.00