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Description - The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House by Stephen Clarke

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.]]>

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300170405
ISBN-10: 0300170408
Format: Hardback
(263mm x 216mm x 24mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke is a London lawyer and independent scholar, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He has written extensively on Samuel Johnson, William Beckford, and Horace Walpole. He lives near London.

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