Item Number: 110190
Title: The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House : An Account and an Iconography
Author: Clarke, Stephen
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Description: New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 26cm., hardcover, 142pp. illus. Summary: Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Press, founded in 1757, is 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 unstudied. But more than that, this book provides an original and sustained analysis of Walpole’s extraordinary literary endeavor, and of the complex variety of purposes that the Press fulfilled. The volume not only assesses all known images to discover what they can tell us about Walpole’s Press, but also reveals that, quite unexpectedly, a large part of Walpole’s Printing House survives to this day. (Miscellaneous Antiquities, 18)
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