Odes by Mr. Gray.
[Strawberry-Hill]: Printed at Strawberry-Hill, for R. & J. Dodsley,
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), writer, collector, diarist, and aesthete, in 1757 established a private press at his estate of Strawberry Hill, in order to print “books and trifles” by himself and friends, as well as unpublished manuscripts of antiquarian interest. The Press produced more books of literary merit than any English private press before or since, beginning with the first edition of Thomas Gray’s Odes.
Gift of Alfred Barmore Maclay.