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Walpole, Horace
A CATALOGUE OF THE ROYAL AND NOBLE AUTHORS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND; WITH LISTS OF THEIR WORKS ... ENLARGED AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME, BY THOMAS PARK, F.S.A. ...,  PRINTED FOR JOHN SCOTT ... 1806
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437
Walpole, Horace
A CATALOGUE OF THE ROYAL AND NOBLE AUTHORS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND; WITH LISTS OF THEIR WORKS ... ENLARGED AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME, BY THOMAS PARK, F.S.A. ...,  PRINTED FOR JOHN SCOTT ... 1806
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8,00012,000
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Walpole, Horace
A CATALOGUE OF THE ROYAL AND NOBLE AUTHORS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND; WITH LISTS OF THEIR WORKS ... ENLARGED AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME, BY THOMAS PARK, F.S.A. ...,  PRINTED FOR JOHN SCOTT ... 1806
8vo, 5 volumes, expanded and illustrated edition, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LORD BYRON ON HALF-TITLE OF FIRST VOLUME TO HIS CONFIDANTE ELIZABETH PIGOT ("Eliza. Bridget. Pigot | June 3d. 1807 --G.G. Byron"), inscribed in pencil below by the recipient ("The above is Ld. Byron's own writing. | EBP"),  further inscriptions and signatures by Pigot in volumes 2, 4 and 5, 149 plates (including frontispieces in volumes 1 and 2, lacking the portrait of the Earl of Monmouth in volume III), contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with roll-tool border, spines gilt in six compartments with bird and flower tools, olive morocco labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, preserved in quarter red morocco boxes, bindings rubbed, labels chipped (5)
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Provenance

Elizabeth Bridget Pigot, inscription by Lord Byron in volume 1 (subscribed by Elizabeth Pigot: "The above is Ld Byron's own handwriting EBP"), and ownership inscriptions on front endpapers of volumes 4 and 5; Sotheby's, 20 July 1989, lot 73; George Cosmatos, the sale of his library at Sotheby's, Part I, 23 March 2005, lot 177 

Literature

Hazen 10

Catalogue Note

A FINE PRESENTATION AND ASSOCIATION COPY. Elizabeth Pigot shared a particularly affectionate intimacy with Lord Byron. She was the sister of his good friend John Pigot, then a medical student at Edinburgh, and the Pigot household in Burgage Manor, Southwell, virtually became Byron's adopted home in his student days. He and Elizabeth often exchanged books and wrote verses to each other, and she acted as his confidante. She also helped with the publication of Byron's first book of poems, Fugitive Pieces. Walpole's Catalogue was first published in 1758. The present enlarged edition was issued in both quarto and octavo formats. Loosely inserted is a small watercolour bookmark (which could possibly be by Pigot herself) together with a note addressed to Mr Pigot, three pages of notes on the family of the earls of Carlisle, and a typed letter from Sotheby's addressed to C. Becher Pigot (probably a descendant of one of Elizabeth's brothers) about a book sale taking place on 2 May 1918.

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