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Lot 16: [Auction, booksellers' and library catalogues].

Bubb Kuyper: Auctioneers of Books, Graphic Art & Manuscripts

November 27, 2012, 11:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands
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Description: [Auction, booksellers' and library catalogues]. Walpole, H. A Catalogue of the Classic Contents of Strawberry Hill Collected by Horace Walpole. (London, G. Robins, 1842), XXIV,250p., lithogr. frontisp. portrait of Walpole on chine collé, ills., later (19th cent.) gilt hmor, orig. frontwr. pres., 4to. - Title-p. and portrait yellowed/ foxed; frontwr. soiled and doubled. Binding rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities. = Early (first?) edition of this catalogue of the largest and most celebrated auction of the 19th century, of the rich and varied inventory of Strawberry Hill, a villa designed in Gothic style by the writer Horace Walpole and built and altered during the third quarter of the 18th century. The auction started on 25 April 1842 and was to continue for 24 days. The lots of days seven and eight, however, were withdrawn before the sale, recatalogued and sold at a later date. Seven editions of the catalogue are known, of which this is probably the first: without days seven and eight, with day six ending with number 160 (later editions also list no. 161-187). With some ms. results in pencil.
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Condition: The books are in 8vo, in orig. wrappers and in good condition, unless otherwise expressed. If any named item in this catalogue proves defective, the item concerned may be returned, provided this is done within one week after the sale and the item returns in the possession of the auctioneer in the same condition as at the time of the sale. This guarantee does not cover un-named books or prints, lots indicated as "w.a.f." (with all faults) or "sold as a collection not subject ot return", convolute lots of more than two books of prints, sub-sequently published volumes, periodicals, manuscripts, autograph letters, drawings and framed prints. Neither does this guarantee cover ex-library copies, with the usual defects such as plasticized bindings, stamps, tickets, labels etc.
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