LETTERS FROM THE HON. HORACE WALPOLE, TO THE REV. WILLIAM COLE. And others; from the year 1745, to the year 1782. Now first published from the originals.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.7 x 10.1 inches). iv, 259pp. Tear to the top outer corner margin of the note page, after the title page, and well away from the text, otherwise a very good uncut copy in publishers original paper covered boards. Some gatherings still unopened. Remains of printed paper label on spine but all lettering is gone. Board edges bumped and rubbed. Top hinge cracked but holding firm. Publishers advert (not the publisher of this book) for B. C. Brodie's Diseases of the Joints inserted to the inner margin of the front blank free endpaper. Overall a very good copy. Scarce in unsophisticated condition.
Cole was an eminent Cambridge antiquary and called by Walpole his oracle in any antique difficulties. In 1765 he made an extensive tour in Prance with Walpole. A note on the OCLC states that this book was probably edited by John Martin.
Author WALPOLE. HORACE.
Publisher Rodwell and Martin, London. 1818.