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Catalog 76 - Bibliography From Joseph Valles - Books


Collector\'s Progress.
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Collector's Progress.

By Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979. [subject: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797; art, JG Eckhardt, Wootton, Grinling Gibbons, William Evans, John Henry Müntz, John Carter (1748-1817), Richard Bentley, Hugh D Auchincloss, J C Barrow; assoc: Jack Hol

London : Constable & Co Ltd ; [Edinburgh : Printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark, Ltd], 1952., 1952. Very Good. [British edition] ; 245 pp. ; illustrated ; 23 cm. ; LCCN: 53-67093 ; OCLC: 70299655 & OCLC: 2291303 ; LC: Z989; Dewey: 010 ; blue cloth with silver lettering, in tattered and patched pictorial dustjacket ; presentation, unsigned, from the author, March 1952, on the front endpaper ; laid-in, an ALS from Jack Holland, the Birmingham England antiquarian bookseller, dated November 11, 1959, proffering this book to an associate ; the exciting and fascinating recounting of the efforts of Horace Walpole scholar and collector Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis to re-assemble Walpole's library from Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, as well as what he calls "relics" of Walpole: objects once owned by Walpole, and the republishing of Walpoliana ; with 17 photographic illustrations ; VG/FAIR