M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia



Formerly owned and bound by Horace Walpole, gifted to an unknown recipient with note ‘Ex dono editoris Mr. Horace Walpole’; also with a few 19th century booksellers’ notes on end leaves. Purchased in the 19th century by the then Earl of Orford and remained at Wolterton until sold at Christie’s in December 1989 by Lord Walpole.

  • Author: Lucan, 39-65.
  • Uniform Title: [Pharsalia]
  • Title: M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia / cum notis Hugonis Grotii, et Richardi Bentleii.
  • Published: [Twickenham : Strawberry-Hill, MDCCLX 1760]

Catalog Record

Quarto 33 7 Copy 12

Acquired June 2013

A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England

Uncut copy with misprint in running title on p. 74. Interleaved, without illustrations, genealogical tables or music. Extensively annotated and corrected throughout by the author in preparation of the definitive edition (which was never published).  First ed. was published at the Strawberry Hill Press in April 1758

  • Author:Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Title: A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England : with lists of their works : in two volumes.
  • Edition: The second edition, corrected and enlarged.
  • Published: London : Printed for R. and J. Dodsley …, and J. Graham …, 1759 [i.e. 1758]

Catalog Record

49 2978B

Acquired 2005

Miscellaneous antiquities, or A collection of curious papers…

Miscellaneous antiquities, or A collection of curious papers either republished from scarce tracts, or now first printed from original mss. Number [I-II] to be continued occasionally.

Published: Strawberry-Hill : Printed by Thomas Kirgate, MDCCLXXII [1772]

33 20 Copy 12

Title pages with mss. annotations: “Bamford’s Coffee House May 15, 1773”.

Title page: Miscellaneous antiquities, or A collection of curious papers ...Subjects (Library of Congress): Wyatt, Thomas, Sir, 1503?-1542; Tournaments–Medieval; Sports tournaments; Great Britain–History–Sources.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010