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Title: Letters Of Horace Walpole Earl Of Orford, To Sir Horace Mann, British Envoy At The Court Of Tuscany. Now First Published From The Originals In The Possession Of The Earl Of Waldgrave. In Three Volumes [ 3 volumes complete]
Description: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1834, 3rd edition. Original pebble grained green cloth, VG. 3 volumes, lii+379pp, ht+tp+419pp, ht+tp+408pp, b/w frontis to volume I. index to the work in volume III. half titles to each volume, sporadic foxing to the text blocks with the titles, endpapers & frontis moreso, pages largely un-opened, paper lettering pieces browned with that to volume I chipped with some loss to the lettering to the R hand side, cloth to the spines yellowed, but still a nice set in original condition. Hardback , no dustjacket. The Walpole half of the Walpole - Mann correspondence which lasted some 46 years, from 1740 - 1786. The letters sent by Mann ( which are not in these volumes ) have in the past been described as 'dry & devoid of interest'. Wheras that sent by Walpole to Mann, ensconsed as he was at the Tuscan Court, are full of news and anecdote of England. Indeed it has been said that even if, of all Walpole's copious correspondence, only that sent to Mann had survived, his reputation as a man of letters would have been secured. These volumes contain 360 of Walpole's letters to Mann.

Keywords: letters, biography, british history, history

Price: GBP 65.00 = appr. US$ 92.82 Seller: Eastleach Books
- Book number: 36002