first edition Period maroon half-leather bindings with marbled paper boards
1798 · London
by Walpole, Horace [1717 - 1797]
London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798. 1st edition, 1st issue (Hazen 27). Period maroon half-leather bindings with marbled paper boards. Overall VG (some rubs & scuffs to boards & leather/early 19th ownership sigs on tp/some minor foxing throughout/faint stain to frontis & title of Vol I/lacks half-titles).. 5 volumes. Illustrated with 166 plates. 4to.
Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, the famous founder of the Strawberry Hill Press. He intially intended to self-publish his works in 1770, but the project languished, and was not finished until after his death. Contains much previously unpublished material. (Inventory #: 8565)