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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 708

    [WALPOLE, Horace] The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Parma: Bodoni for J. Edwards, 1791. 4°. Frontispieces in 2 states (Hazen's A & B). (Light marginal dampstain to plates, occasional very light spotting.) Contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt double fillet border, gilt greek-key turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: The Earls Spencer (Althorp book label); Viscount Mersey (book label); Edward Ellice (book label). HANDSOME COPY OF THE BODONI PRINTING of Walpole's famous gothic novel. This copy without the 6 extra plates published by Harding in 1793 to accompany this sixth edition. Hazen p.56

    Price Realised  

    [WALPOLE, Horace] The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Parma: Bodoni for J. Edwards, 1791. 4°. Frontispieces in 2 states (Hazen's A & B). (Light marginal dampstain to plates, occasional very light spotting.) Contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt double fillet border, gilt greek-key turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: The Earls Spencer (Althorp book label); Viscount Mersey (book label); Edward Ellice (book label). HANDSOME COPY OF THE BODONI PRINTING of Walpole's famous gothic novel. This copy without the 6 extra plates published by Harding in 1793 to accompany this sixth edition. Hazen p.56
    MITFORD, William. The History of Greece ... a new edition. London: T. Cadell, 1829. 8 volumes, 8°. Contemporary calf, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, a few joints worn). (9)


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