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Horace Walpole and the Strawberry Hill Press.
Mary E. Wead
Written in English
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Walpole founded the Strawberry Hill Press, which published Thomas Gray's Odes, at his gothic revival home Strawberry Hill, in Twickenham. He spent the better part of his long life building a significant collection of art and objects which he displayed at Strawberry Hill, and extensively documented in two editions of his self-published catalogue. Choice Walpole’s Copy of Anecdotes of Painting in England, 4 vols., Strawberry Hill By Wilmarth S. Lewis “This, the most ambitious of Walpole’s works, was based on forty notebooks compiled by George Vertue, the engraver and antiquary (), with a view to writing the first history of painting in England.
Walpole, Horace, , Strawberry Hill Press Publisher New York, Dodd, Mead & company Collection library_of_congress; americana Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation Contributor The Library of Congress Language English. Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill, edited by Michael Snodin, New Haven: Yale University Press, The restorers of Strawberry Hill hope to re-open the estate for public tours in
In the Strawberry Hill Press was founded, and Walpole used this private press to publish not only his own work and that of his friends, but also to print the guide to his home. This little book explained to visitors the contents of each room, and also acted as a souvenir. Horace Walpole () is one of the most interesting literary figures of the eighteenth century in Britain. He had his own printing press at his amazing home, called Strawberry Hill (about which more in a moment), which published some of his own writings, and he saw himself as an important contributor to the literary and artistic culture of his day.
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The first book issued from the press was an edition of the Odes of Thomas Gray – Walpole’s old schoolfriend. Amongst Walpole’s own works printed here were the Mysterious Mother () – a blank-verse drama – and the Essay on Modern Gardening ().
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“A Description of the Villa of Horace Walpole Youngest Son of Sir Robert Walpole Earl of Orford, at Strawberry Hill near Twickenham, with an inventory of the Furniture, Pictures, Curiosities, Etc.
first appeared ina small quarto in an edition of copies with six more on large paper, four of which are at Farmington, with ten of the smaller sizse. Walpole, Horace, A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry hill collected by Horace Walpole [to be sold for the Earl of Waldegrave by George Robins, April 25th,and twenty three following days]([London, printed by Smith and Robins, ]), also by George Edward Waldegrave and George Robins (page images at HathiTrust).
Horace Walpole – 4th Earl of Orford and son of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British prime minister – established the Strawberry Hill Press in The Press was located in and took its name from Strawberry Hill House, Walpole's residence, an engraving of which featured on the books printed.
Although it possessed no Gothic features, it was probably the most important building as it was the headquarters of Walpole’s private press, “the Offinia Arbuteana or the Strawberry Hill Press.
A Bibliography of Horace Walpole, (New Haven: Yale University Press, ) N.B. Books written by Walpole and not owned by him or printed by the Strawberry Hill Press are found at the LWL in class 24 followed by the entry number from this bibliography.
Born inHorace Walpole was a pivotal figure in 18th Century society, literature, art and architecture. The third son of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, Horace was author of ‘The Castle of Otranto’, the world’s first Gothic novel, and founder of Strawberry Hill.
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Horace Walpole (–) was famous in his own day for his collections of paintings, prints and drawings, furniture, ceramics, arms and armor, curiosities, relics, and rare books and manuscripts, which he displayed at Strawberry Hill, his pioneering Gothic Revival house beside the river Thames at Twickenham.
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Horace Walpole, famous for his novel The Castle of Otranto and his gothick castle-villa, Strawberry Hill, has been oddly shielded by his previous admirers.
The most famous of these was W. Lewis, a rich American scholar, who collected virtually all of Walpole's surviving letters and papers. Walpole wrote A Description of the Villa of Mr Horace Walpole at Strawberry-Hill near Twickenham, Middlesex, an illustrated guide to Strawberry Hill, and printed it on his own printing press.
However, he seldom gave copies out as he feared that visitors would never leave if they sought to see everything in the book.
Strawberry Hill House—often called simply Strawberry Hill—is the Gothic Revival villa that was built in Twickenham, London by Horace Walpole (–) from onward.
It is the type example of the "Strawberry Hill Gothic" style of architecture, and it prefigured the nineteenth-century Gothic e rebuilt the existing house in stages starting in, and Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Press, founded inis the most celebrated of the early English private presses, unique for the importance of the books, pamphlets, and ephemera it produced.
This illustrated study of the Press draws on a remarkable array of surviving images of the Printing House, many of them newly discovered and previously.
Horace Walpole ‘Man of Letters’, was a prolific writer, starting at the age of 7 and continuing with this passion into his 70’s.
During his lifetime he produced some 7, letters, the world’s first gothic novel ‘The Castle of Otranto’ (inspired by a nightmare he experienced at Strawberry Hill House), and an account of his collection in ‘A Description of the Villa of Horace Walpole’. Strawberry Hill had its own printing press, the Strawberry Hill Press, which supported Horace Walpole's intensive literary activity.
Innot using his own press, he anonymously published his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, claiming on its title page that it was a translation "from the Original Italian of Onuphirio Muralto".
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Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. "This publication accompanies the exhibition Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill organized by the Lewis Walpole Library, the Yale Center for British.
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