Rescuing Horace Walpole.

SKU: 16963

Lewis fancies that God has determined to destroy his painstakingly gathered monumental collection of 18th century books, papers, and works of art that resides in the Lewis Walpole Library, but permits him to rescue 26 objects for posterity. Lewis describes these 26 objects, their connections to Walpole, his family or friends, and relates anecdotes on how they came to be in his collection. Of interest to students of 18th century history as well as collectors. Book and jacket in VG condition. Yale University Press for the Yale University Library. New Haven and London. 1978. Hb, Dj. USED. $25.00