Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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The literature on Horace Walpole is enormous.
This select bibliography lists some of the essential works on Walpole and Strawberry Hill

For a complete list of Walpole’s publications, see Hazen’s Bibliography (1948) cited below


Aedes Walpolianae, or, A Description of the Collection of Pictures at HoughtonHall in Norfolk, the seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, London 1747

Anecdotes of Painting in England and a Catalogue of Engravers, Strawberry Hill Press, 5 vols, 1762–80
The Castle of Otranto, London, 1764

Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third, London, 1768

A Description of the Villa of Horace Walpole, Youngest Son of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, at StrawberryHill, near Twickenham. With an inventory of the furniture, pictures, curiosities &c. , Strawberry Hill Press, 1774. (HW added the following appendices to later editions: c. 1781 Appendix, with list of books printed at SH; 1784 Additions since the Appendix; 1786 More Additions. All references are to the last edition)

A Description of the Villa of Mr Horace Walpole, Youngest Son of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, at StrawberryHill, near Twickenham. With an inventory of the furniture, pictures, curiosities &c. ,Strawberry Hill Press, 1784. (HW added the following appendices to later editions: 1786 Appendix; c. 1789 Curiosities Added; c. 1791 More Additions. All references are to the last edition)

The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford , 5 vols, London, 1798, ed. Mary Berry




Adams, C.K. and Lewis, W.S. ‘The Portraits of Horace Walpole’, The Walpole Society, 42, 1970, 1–34

Ædes Strawberrianae. Names of purchasers and process to the sale catalogue of the collection of art and vertû, at Strawberry Hill, formed by Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, London, 1842; Names of purchasers and the prices to the detailed sale catalogue of the collection . . . withdrawn from StrawberryHill for sale in London, London, 1842

Batey,Mavis, ‘Horace Walpole as Modern Garden Historian’, Garden History: The Journal of the Garden History Society ,19:1, Spring 1991, 1–11

Brownell,Morris, The Prime Minister of Taste, New Haven and London, 2001

Calloway,Stephen,Snodin,Michael, and Wainwright,Clive, Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill, exh. cat., Orleans House Gallery, RichmonduponThames, 1980

Chalcraft,Anna, and Viscardi,Judith, Visiting Strawberry Hill, An Analysis of the Eton Copy of ‘The Description of the Villa’, Wimbledon, 2005

—— Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle, London 2007

Chase, Isabel Wakelin Urban, Horace Walpole: Gardenist, An Edition of Walpole’s A History of the Modern Taste in Gardening with an Estimate of Walpole’s Contribution to Landscape Architecture, Princeton 1943

Cole, William, A Journal of my Journey to Paris in the Year 1765, ed. Francis Griffin Stokes, London 1931

Cornforth, John, Early Georgian Interiors, New Haven and London 2004

Crook, J. M., ‘Strawberry Hill Revisited’, Country Life, cliii, 1973, pp. 1598–1602, 1726–30, 1794–97, 1886.

Dobson, Austin, Horace Walpole: a Memoir with an Appendix of Books Printed at the Strawberry Hill Press, 4th edition, ed. Paget Toynbee, Oxford 1927

Dukelskaya, Larissa, and Moore, Andrew, A Capital Collection: Houghton Hall and the Hermitage, New Haven and London, 2002
Eavis, Anna, and Peover, Michael, ‘Horace Walpole’s painted glass at Strawberry Hill’, The Journal of Stained Glass, Vol. 19, no. 3, 1994–5, 280–313

Fothergill, Brian, The Strawberry Hill Set: Horace Walpole and his Circle, London 1983

Gascoigne, Bamber, and Ditchburn, Jonathan, Images of Twickenham with Hampton and Teddington, Richmond-upon-Thames, 1981
Guillery, Peter, ‘Strawberry Hill: Building and Site: Part One: The Building’, Architectural History, vol. 38, Leeds, 1995, 102–28

Haggerty, George E., ‘Queering Horace Walpole’, Studies in English Literature, 46, 2006, 543–62

Hazen,A.T.,and Kirby,J.P., A Bibliography of the Strawberry Hill Press, New Haven 1942.

Hazen, A.T., A Bibliography of Horace Walpole, Yale University Press, 1948

—— A Catalogue of Horace Walpole’s Library, 3 vols, Yale University Press, 1969

Jestin, Loftus, ‘Richard Bentley the Younger, 1708–1782: A Critical Biography’ (Ph. D. Thesis, Yale University, 1985)

—— The Answer to the Lyre, Richard Bentley’s Illustrations for Thomas Gray’s Poems, Philadelphia 1990

KettonCremer, R.W., Horace Walpole: A Biography, London 1940, 3rd edn London and Ithaca, 1964

Lewis, W.S. et al, ed., The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence, Yale University Press, 48 vols, 1937–83

—— ‘The Genesis of Strawberry Hill’, Metropolitan Museum Studies 5, part 1, 1934, 57–92

—— Collector’s Progress, New York, 1951

—— Horace Walpole’s Library, Cambridge 1958

——Horace Walpole, Bollingen Series 35, The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 9, New York, 1961

—— A Guide to the Life of Horace Walpole, New Haven and London, 1973

—— Rescuing Horace Walpole, New Haven and London, 1978

McCarthy, Michael, The Origins of the Gothic Revival, New Haven and London, 1987

McLeod, Bet, ‘The Ceramics at Strawberry Hill’, MA Thesis, CooperHewitt/Parsons School of Design, New York, 1993

Merritt, Percival, An Account of Descriptive Catalogues of Strawberry Hill and of Strawberry Hill Sales Catalogues, together with a Bibliography, Boston, 1915

Miller, Norbert, Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole und der Ästhetik der schönen Unregelmässigkeit, Munich, 1986

Robins, George, A Catalogue of the Classic Contents of Strawberry Hill Collected by Horace Walpole, April 25th 1842 and 23 following days. (References are from the 6th – penultimate – edition; the first digit refers to the day of the sale, the second to the lot number.)

——The Collection of Rare Prints ad Illustrated Works, Removed for Sale in London… collected by Horace Walpole, 13 June 1842 and 9 following days

Sabor, Peter, Horace Walpole: a Reference Guide, Boston, 1984

—— Horace Walpole: The Critical Heritage, London, 1987

Sabor, Peter, ed., ‘Horace Walpole: Beyond The Castle of Otranto’, 1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, vol. 16, forthcoming 2009

Smith, Warren Hunting, ed., Horace Walpole, Writer, Politician and Connoisseur: Essays on the 250th Anniversary of Walpole’s Birth, New Haven, 1967

Snodin, Michael, ‘Strawberry Hill: Building and Site: Part Two: The Site’, Architectural History, vol. 38, Leeds, 1995, 102–28

Tipping, H.A. ‘Strawberry Hill, Middlesex’, Country Life, lvi, 1924, pp. 18–25, 56–64

Toynbee, Paget, Journal of the Printing-Office at Strawberry Hill, London and New York, 1923

—— Strawberry Hill Accounts, Oxford, 1927

—— Horace Walpole’s Journals of Visits to Country Seats, &c , The Walpole Society, 16, 1928

Wainwright, Clive, The Romantic Interior: The British Collector at Home 1750–1850, New Haven and London, 1989