Aedes Walpolianae; or, A description of the collection of pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk : the seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford.

Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
London : Printed by John Hughs near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, Printed in the year M Dcc LII (1752)
xxxv, [1], [37]-143, p., [6] leaves of plates (some fold.) : ill., plans, ports. ; 28 cm.
The second edition with additions.

Get It


Other Title:
Aedes Walpolianae
Description of the collection of pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk
Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Walpole family -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Houghton Hall (England).
Houghton Hall (England) -- Poetry.
Painting, Italian -- England -- Norfolk -- Catalogs.
Painting -- England -- Norfolk -- Catalogs.
Painting -- Private collections -- England -- Norfolk -- Catalogs.
A description of the pictures at Houghton-Hall
A sermon on painting
A journey to Houghton : a poem / by Mr. Whaley.
"The ... account of Lord Orford's collection of pictures, is rather intended as a catalogue than as a description of them"--Introd.
Dedication signed: Horace Walpole.
Printer's statement taken from colophon.
Revision and enlargement of: 1st ed., 1747.
Pagination error: p. 48 numbered 40.
Contains elevations and plans of Houghton Hall, Norfolk.
Illustrations: 6 full plates: engraved. Some are folded. Plates engraved by George Vertue, after Christian Friedrich Zincke, and Thomas Ripley.
Binding: Half bound in brown leather and marbled paper, spine with gilt fillet and gilt lettering.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Robert L. Raley.
Athenaeum copy: Bookplates of Robert L. Raley and George Montagu on front pastedown of c.1.
Athenaeum has 2 copies; both of them are gift of Robert L. Raley, the famous architect. Collation of 2nd copy: [1], 223-287 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 cm. This copy lacks the complete section of A journey to Houghton : a poem / by Mr. Whaley. Also, none of the illustrations in this copy is folded. This copy is half bound in black morocco and marbled paper, with marbled endpapers.
Cited in:
ESTC T132890
Hazen, A.T. Walpole, 4
Whaley, Nathanael, 1637?-1709
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Vertue, George, 1684-1756. , Engraver
Zincke, Christian Frederick, 1685-1767. , Illustrator
Ripley, Thomas, -1758 , Illustrator
Hughs, John. , Printer
Raley, Robert L. , Former owner
Knight, Montagu George, b. 1844. , Former owner