(5 Volumes) A Catalogue of The Royal and Nobel Authors of England, Scotland and Ireland, with lists of their worls.
By Horatio Walpole, enlarged and conintued to present time by Thomas Park.
First Edition of Expanded Volumes
Printed for John Scott, London, 1806.
Five Volume Complete Set in Good/Very Good antiquarian condition. Chocolate/Maroon leather with intricate golt-gilt decorations. Some signs of rubbing on covers and bumping to corners. (Please see photos). Volume 5 has small chip on spine (see photos). Pages are crisp with some foxing throughtout all volumes.
Volume 1: Start in binding near front of book with exposing of hinges.
Volume 2: Binding is tight as though unread.
Volume 3: Some minor cosmetic cracking to binding in middle of the book with beginning of exposing of hinges.
Volume 4: Binding is tight, books feels unread.
Volume 5: Binding is tight, as though unread.
A catalogue of the works of noble and royal authors of Britain, including Elizabeth I, James II, Anne Boleyn and many more. Illustrated throughout with one hundred and forty-nine engraved portraits (collated complete). Written by the fourth Earl of Orford, Horatio Walpole. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 2 March 1797) was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. Including details of the works written by each author. Enlarged and continued by Thomas Park. Thomas Park (1759 1834) was an English antiquary and bibliographer, also known as a literary editor.