Horace Walpole's Library

Horace Walpole's Library

by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis


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Originally published in 1958, and based on The Sandars Lectures for 1957, this volume provides a historical study of the library belonging to eighteenth-century man of letters Horace Walpole (1717–1797). The book is divided into three chapters: the first focuses on the library itself; the second on Walpole's reading; the third on the dispersal of the library following Walpole's death. This is a highly informative text, containing numerous illustrative examples, that will be of value to anyone with an interest in bibliography and eighteenth-century British history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521152198
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; The Sandars Readership; 1. The books; 2. Walpole's reading; 3. The dispersal of the library; Index.

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