1798 Works of Horace Walpole Noble Authors Castle of Otranto LETTERS Richard III

WALPOLE, Horace

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“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”

Horace Walpole

 

Horace Walpole was an English historian during the 18th-century, known for his letters, his collection of writings on noble authors, art commentary, and philosophical novels. Walpole’s complete works were published in London in 1798 by Robinson and Edwards and feature beautiful and attractive full-page engravings. According to the 1819 ‘London Monthly Review’ on Walpole’s ‘Letters’,

“every page presents a lively anecdote of the fashionable and high characters of the day, a sneer, a satire, or a song.”

Several of the letters themselves were truly of nothing significant, but they, in turn, provide the reader with insight to the kind of man Horace Walpole was – self-indulgent who saw others as a means to his agendas. He was a cynic towards almost all living authors, and he was always conscious of his own favorite pursuits. (Monthly, p.13).

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1798 Works of Horace Walpole Noble Authors Castle of Otranto LETTERS Richard III

 

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”

Horace Walpole

 

Horace Walpole was an English historian during the 18th-century, known for his letters, his collection of writings on noble authors, art commentary, and philosophical novels. Walpole’s complete works were published in London in 1798 by Robinson and Edwards and feature beautiful and attractive full-page engravings. According to the 1819 ‘London Monthly Review’ on Walpole’s ‘Letters’,

“every page presents a lively anecdote of the fashionable and high characters of the day, a sneer, a satire, or a song.”

Several of the letters themselves were truly of nothing significant, but they, in turn, provide the reader with insight to the kind of man Horace Walpole was – self-indulgent who saw others as a means to his agendas. He was a cynic towards almost all living authors, and he was always conscious of his own favorite pursuits. (Monthly, p.13).

 

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Price: $750

 

WALPOLE, Horace

 

The works of Horatio Walpole, earl of Orford

 

London : G.G. and J. Robinson and J. Edwards, 1798.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – Fugitive pieces. Mysterious Mother: a tragedy; Catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England
      • [1 blank], [2], 245-462, [1 blank]
    • II – Castle of Otranto; An Account of the Giants Lately Discovered; Historic Doubts on the Life of Richard III; Ædes walpolianæ; Sermon on painting; Nature will prevail; Thoughts on tragedy. Thoughts on comedy. Detection of a late forgery, called Testament politique du chevalier Robert Walpoole. Life of Rev. Thomas Baker. Account of my conduct relative to the places I hold under government. Letters to and from ministers. Description of Strawberry hill. On modern gardening. On the late dismission of a general officer
      • [1 blank], [2], 463-572, [1 blank]
    • 173 plates throughout both volumes
  • References: Monthly Review, 1819 (pg. 1-14)
  • Provenance:
    • Armorial emboss – SMM
    • Armorial bookplate – Thos. Parker
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~12.5in X 9.5in (31.5cm x 24cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

European History

Authors

WALPOLE, Horace

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete