The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford.
London: Robinson, 1798. 5 volume set, 12 inches tall. First Edition. A rather splendid full russia calf with gilt raised bands and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Triple gilt fillets, corner tools and a lovely blind roll frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. Sporadic foxing and, as occurs so often with heavy russia boards there are some splits to the joints, which, though fragile, are still firm and solid and look excellent on the shelf. Decorated with 170 fine full page engraved plates, some folding and several vignettes. This extraordinary work includes Walpole's Fugitive Pieces, Noble Authors, The Castle of Otranto, Description of Strawberry Hill, Anecdotes of Painting etc., Catalogue of Engravers and his Letters.