WALPOLE, HORACE. 1717-1797.
Autograph Letter Signed ("HorWalpole."), 1 p, 4to (conjoined address leaf), Strawberry Hill, November 9, 1776, to James Bindley, even pale browning.
Provenance: James Bindley, antiquarian and book collector, 17371818; from the library of Stuart and Caroline Schimmel.
From one great antiquary to another: Walpole and Bindley swap books, prints and medals. In full: "I have only the second part of Wits Commonwealth, and as I shall be in town on Tuesday next, I will bring it with me, and send it to you, unless, if you are unengaged you will do me the favour of calling in Arlington Street on Wednesday morning at eleven or twelve, by which I shall be a gainer. / I am extremely obliged to you, as I often am, Sir, for the offer of the print of Madame de Bury, but I have very lately received it from Paris. / If you have a Medal of the late Cranna Elizabeth, I shall thank you very much if you will put it in yr pocket & bring it with you. I have occasion for a Drawing of her head for a particular use that I will tell you when I have the pleasure of seeing you, & only want a Sketch taken from it. / The ticket for the Parks has not been struck off. I was positively promised one by Mr Hays for you as soon as any is issuedbut my Nephew does not always execute all he intends; & none are to be given, till the King has had one...."