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WALPOLE, Horace, 4th Earl of Orford (1717--1797)
[Correspondence. Selections. 1833]
Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann, British envoy at the court of Tuscany. Now first published from the originals in the possession of the Earl of Waldegrave. Edited by Lord Dover. Second edition. In three volumes. ...
London: Richard Bentley, 1833.
3 vols ; 21.2 cm. (8°)
I: liv, [2], 400 p., frontis. port.
II: [2], 450 p.
III: [2], 434 p.

A collection outlining the political and personal life of Walpole; the first edition had appeared earlier in 1833. The two men had met in Florence in 1739 and became close friends, exchanging some 1800 letters until Mann's death in 1786, although they never met again after 1741. Mann was the British resident in Florence during Soane's grand tour and a friend of the Bishop of Derry; it was Mann who persuaded Soane to alter his itinerary on his way back to London and travel along the Rhine valley rather than through France. With the imprint of Samuel Bentley on colophons.

Copy Notes Bought from J. Williams for £1 15s., 30 December 1833. (Spiers Box, loose bills).

Binding C19th half mauve calf, blind roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, blind-ruled and gilt roll-dotted spines, black morocco spine-labels. Bound by George Richmond for 7s. 6d., 3 August 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

Reference Number 472


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