Morocco Bindings

We have a large stock of 18th and 19th century beautiful leather bound books in exceptional condition.

We have specialised in just these for nearly 50 years.

  • EXCEPTIONAL AND GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems. by AYTOUN, William Edmondstoune
    AYTOUN, William Edmondstoune
    Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems.

    Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Ramage, noted for their luxurious gift and presentation bindings, with gilt raised bands and a plethora of inlays, onlays and gilt tooling. This remarkable volume is so richly decorated in coloured inlaid extra gilt morocco that the crimson ground of the binding appears at first to be merely a border. Five panels of the spine have inlaid brown morocco gilt tooled with thistles, crowns and the onlaid stars that also border the boards. The sixth panel on the spine is a turquoise blue morocco title-label, gilt. The design on both boards, has five heraldic shields, King James, Montrose and three others.…

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    Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Ramage, noted for their luxurious gift and presentation bindings, with gilt raised bands and a plethora of inlays, onlays and gilt tooling. This remarkable volume is so richly decorated in coloured inlaid extra gilt morocco that the crimson ground of the binding appears at first to be merely a border. Five panels of the spine have inlaid brown morocco gilt tooled with thistles, crowns and the onlaid stars that also border the boards. The sixth panel on the spine is a turquoise blue morocco title-label, gilt. The design on both boards, has five heraldic shields, King James, Montrose and three others. These shields are inlaid with various leathers and embellished with ornate gilt tooling and surmounted by fine gilt tooled crowns. The background is a large panel, of the same brown as the panels on the spine, spangled with tiny gilt tooled thistles. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The text is the first illustrated edition of Aytoun's Lays with fine wood engravings by Dalziel, Linton, Thompson, E. Evans, Whymper and others, after the notable drawings by Noel Paton and W. H. Paton. There is some light foxing particularly on the preliminaries. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, and the bookplates of Thomas Gaisford (1779-1885, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford) and that of A. F. L.. A truly spectacular example of late Victorian English Book Binding.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY MORRELL
    The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels. by INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]
    INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]
    The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1906. Full crushed morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very fine full crushed morocco by the great firm of Morrell with gilt raised bands, suitably macabre/comic centre tools and ornate gilding to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There is a neat ink former owners name on the first blank that has partially offset. 20 superb full page steel engravings by Cruikshank, Leech and the author. A super copy of this classic comic work.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY TOUT
    Memories of Old Friends being Extracts from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox of Penjerrick, Cornwall from 1835 to 1871. by FOX, Caroline. PYM, Horace N.
    FOX, Caroline. PYM, Horace N.
    Memories of Old Friends being Extracts from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox of Penjerrick, Cornwall from 1835 to 1871.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1882. 2 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. A simple but pleasing full crushed morocco binding for Sotheran by the great firm of Tout with raised bands, gilt lettering, gilt doublures and all edges. The spine has faded to a handsome brown. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. With over 80 extra-illustrations. As a Quaker, Caroline Fox wanted to abolish slavery and improve conditions for people in prison, she met famous politicians, artists, writers and scientists. These included Thomas Carlyle, William Wordsworth, Charles Kingsley and Michael Faraday.

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  • REMARKABLE VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Proverbial Philosophy. by TUPPER, Martin F.
    TUPPER, Martin F.
    Proverbial Philosophy.

    London: Hatchard, 1857. Full morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very pleasing and remarkable Victorian full calf with raised bands and ornate gilt tooling and triple labels to the spine and calf onlays to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Portrait. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. The English Poet and novelist, Tupper, was one of the most read poets in the United Kingdom and North America for several decades, becoming a great favorite of Queen Victoria. After huge initial success 'Proverbial Philosophy', a volume of verse, he fell out of fashion and he never regained his great popularity. A superb Victorian binding in pristine condition.

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  • FINE REPRINT ON HAND-MADE PAPER IN SPLENDID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    L'Heptaméron des Nouvelles. by NAVARRE, Marguerite de. LACROIX, Paul (Reprinted and edited by).
    NAVARRE, Marguerite de. LACROIX, Paul (Reprinted and edited by).
    L'Heptaméron des Nouvelles.

    Paris: Jouaust / Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1880. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A very fine full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt top edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. With all the original fine engravings reprinted. Following the pattern of Bocaccio's Decameron, Marguerite of Navarre intended to write 100 tales but died after completing 72, into the 8th day. Many of the stories deal with love, lust, infidelity, and other romantic and sexual matters. A very fine set of these 16th century tales in the original French.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC TALES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Novellino of Masuccio. by MASUCCIO, Salernitano
    MASUCCIO, Salernitano
    The Novellino of Masuccio.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full citron morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, simple but most elegant gilt pallets to the panels and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. One of a deluxe limited edition of just 210 copies printed on Japanese vellum. The spines are slightly darkened but are still bright, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey and with the bookplate of Ernest G. Mocatta, his bookplate in the second edition has been partially removed. This translation, by W.G. Waters, is the first into English. With 20 plates by E.R. Hughes.…

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    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full citron morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, simple but most elegant gilt pallets to the panels and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. One of a deluxe limited edition of just 210 copies printed on Japanese vellum. The spines are slightly darkened but are still bright, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey and with the bookplate of Ernest G. Mocatta, his bookplate in the second edition has been partially removed. This translation, by W.G. Waters, is the first into English. With 20 plates by E.R. Hughes. Masuccio Salernitano is most famous for these 50 short stories which, in 1557, were included in the first Index of Prohibited Books. One of these tales, the 33rd, 'Mariotto and Ganozza', is apparently the source material for 'Giulietta e Romeo', which is the basis for Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. A superb set.

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  • CLASSIC COUNTRY TALES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Gamekeeper at Home. by JEFFERIES, Richard
    JEFFERIES, Richard
    The Gamekeeper at Home.

    London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1896. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful binding in full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and superb field sport centre tools framed in the panels. The same centre tools adorn the boards around an ornate decorated panel. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Charming frontispiece and vignettes by Charles Whymper. A fine copy of one of Jefferies works in which the great English naturalist depicts various aspects of English rural life.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs, and Society 1810-1860. by GRONOW, Captain Rees Howell
    GRONOW, Captain Rees Howell
    The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs, and Society 1810-1860.

    London: Nimmo, 1889. 2 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. A splendid set in full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt fromed panels and with triple fillets framing the boards. Superb gilt dentelles and top edges gilt. Some marking to the bindings. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. This set is number 235 from a deluxe limited edition with the 25 plates by Joseph Grego in two states, one hand coloured. The extraordinary Captain Gronow was a dandy mixing with finest society in London and Paris, gambler, military man present at Waterloo, writer and politician. A lovely set of this fine edition.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC TALES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Nights of Straparola. by STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    The Nights of Straparola.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1894. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full citron morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, simple but most elegant gilt pallets to the panels and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. One of a deluxe limited edition of just 210 copies printed on Japanese vellum. The spines are slightly darkened but are still bright, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey and with the bookplate of Ernest G. Mocatta. This translation, by W.G. Waters, is the first into English. With 20 plates by E.R. Hughes. A collector and writer of short stories, Straparola published this…

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    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1894. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full citron morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, simple but most elegant gilt pallets to the panels and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. One of a deluxe limited edition of just 210 copies printed on Japanese vellum. The spines are slightly darkened but are still bright, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey and with the bookplate of Ernest G. Mocatta. This translation, by W.G. Waters, is the first into English. With 20 plates by E.R. Hughes. A collector and writer of short stories, Straparola published this collection of stories sometimes called 'The Facetious Nights' or 'The Pleasant Nights'. This collection includes some of the first known printed versions of fairy tales in Europe. Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm both developed some of his tales.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED VOLUME IN FULL MOROCCO
    Lectures on the English Comic Writers. by HAZLITT, William
    HAZLITT, William
    Lectures on the English Comic Writers.

    London: John Templeman, 1841. Full morocco, 6 3/4 inches tall. A delightful little binding in fine full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands and delicate floral gilt tooling to the panels. All edges gilt. Triple gilt fillets and floral corner tooling frames the boards. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Extra-illustrated with 52 fine engraved plates. Hazlitt is considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in the history of the English language.

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  • FINE HUMPHREYS PRINTING IN FULL RED MOROCCO
    Cleopatra. by BERNÁTH, Désiré de
    BERNÁTH, Désiré de
    Cleopatra.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid Edwardian binding in full crushed morocco with raised bands, gilt lettering, gilt dentelles and top edge. a dark mark on a couple of bands, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A typically luxurious printing on hand-made paper by Humphreys. This is one of the tall scarcer titles in this great series.

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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED LIMITED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Poems of Master François Villon of Paris, Now First Done into English. by VILLON, François. PAYNE, John (translated into English by).
    VILLON, François. PAYNE, John (translated into English by).
    The Poems of Master François Villon of Paris, Now First Done into English.

    London: The Villon Society, 1892. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A rather spectacular binding by Popelin with gilt raised bands and magnificent gilt tooling to the panels and boards, splendid dentelles and top edge gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, and with the leather bookplate of Rudolf August Witthaus. The book is solid and firm but there is a split to the top inch of leather on both boards. There is an ink inscription facing the half title. This copy is number 124 in a limited edition on hand-made paper. Privately printed 'for private circulation only' due to the scurrilous nature of Villon's verse. François Villion was a Parisian 15th century poet whose…

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    London: The Villon Society, 1892. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A rather spectacular binding by Popelin with gilt raised bands and magnificent gilt tooling to the panels and boards, splendid dentelles and top edge gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, and with the leather bookplate of Rudolf August Witthaus. The book is solid and firm but there is a split to the top inch of leather on both boards. There is an ink inscription facing the half title. This copy is number 124 in a limited edition on hand-made paper. Privately printed 'for private circulation only' due to the scurrilous nature of Villon's verse. François Villion was a Parisian 15th century poet whose poems are sprinkled with mysteries and hidden jokes. They are peppered with the slang of the time and the underworld subculture in which he moved and are also replete with private jokes and full of the names of real people, rich men, royal officials, lawyers, prostitutes, and policemen, from medieval Paris.

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  • FIRST ENGLISH EDITION LIMITED TO 110 COPIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Pecorone. by GIOVANNI, (Fiorentino), Ser. WATERS, W.G. (translated into English by).
    GIOVANNI, (Fiorentino), Ser. WATERS, W.G. (translated into English by).
    The Pecorone.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1897. Full morocco, 11 1/2 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding with a smooth spine with fine gilt geometric designs and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Gilt doublures with beautiful watered silk end 'papers' and gilt top edge. Slight fading to the spine but still a fine bright copy. One of 110 copies, of which this is number 40 printed on Japanese vellum. 12 fine plates by E.R. Hughes. Il Pecorone (The Simpleton) was written as a collection of short stories in the 14th century in the pattern of Boccaccio. One tale is considered the likely basis for Shakespeare's…

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    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1897. Full morocco, 11 1/2 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding with a smooth spine with fine gilt geometric designs and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Gilt doublures with beautiful watered silk end 'papers' and gilt top edge. Slight fading to the spine but still a fine bright copy. One of 110 copies, of which this is number 40 printed on Japanese vellum. 12 fine plates by E.R. Hughes. Il Pecorone (The Simpleton) was written as a collection of short stories in the 14th century in the pattern of Boccaccio. One tale is considered the likely basis for Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'. A superb copy of the first English edition of this very scarce work.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    The Life of George Cruikshank. by JERROLD, Blanchard
    JERROLD, Blanchard
    The Life of George Cruikshank.

    London: Chatto and Windus, 1882. 2 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful full crushed morocco binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and with triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. With the armorial bookplates of W.H. Lever of Thornton Manor, Sir W. Hesketh Lever, Bart. and Baron, Lord Leverhulme of Bolton-Le Moors, all one and the same and the founder of 'Port Sunlight'. This beautiful set has an extra 89 plates, 34 hand-coloured, bound in, some particularly interesting ones, including Mr. Kean as Richard and as Count Bertram and 2 box tickets for His Majesty's Theatre. A unique set in pristine condition.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY GRIEVE
    The Life of George Brummell, Esq. commonly called Beau Brummell. by JESSE, Captain
    JESSE, Captain
    The Life of George Brummell, Esq. commonly called Beau Brummell.

    London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding by Grieve of Edinburgh with raised bands and very fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Rather spectacular tooling to the boards and gilt dentelles and top edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Some light scratching and an area of fading to the upper board of volume I, otherwise in fine condition. This set is number 20 of an edition of 150 large paper copies. With 40 portraits in colour of Brummell and his contemporaries. An important figure in Regency England, Beau Brummell was for many years the arbiter of an English gentleman's fashion. Once…

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    London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding by Grieve of Edinburgh with raised bands and very fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Rather spectacular tooling to the boards and gilt dentelles and top edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Some light scratching and an area of fading to the upper board of volume I, otherwise in fine condition. This set is number 20 of an edition of 150 large paper copies. With 40 portraits in colour of Brummell and his contemporaries. An important figure in Regency England, Beau Brummell was for many years the arbiter of an English gentleman's fashion. Once close to the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, the two quarrelled and Brummell, now loaded with debt, had to flee to France.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY CATHERALL & PRITCHARD
    The Book of Common Prayer noted by John Merbecke. by PRAYER. (MERBECKE, John)
    PRAYER. (MERBECKE, John)
    The Book of Common Prayer noted by John Merbecke.

    London: William Pickering, 1844. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An extraordinary and magnificent full hard grain morocco by Catherall & Pritchard with gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and boards, gilt dentelles and all edges gauffered. Unpaginated, including facsimile title page and colophon of Richard Grafton (1550), printed in red and black throughout. Ornamental initials and woodcut headbands and musical notations. Light foxing. From the library, and with the bookplate of, R.H.L.-C. de Beaumont.

    A reprint of a volume of selections from the 'Book of Common Prayer' as set to music by John Marbecke (or Merbecke). First printed in 1550 by Richard Grafton, and here reprinted by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press.

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  • FINE COLLECTION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF ANDREW CARNEGIE.
    Silva:, or a Discourse on Forest Trees, 2 volumes; Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings, 2 volumes; The Miscellaneous Writings, Now First Collected. by EVELYN, John
    EVELYN, John
    Silva:, or a Discourse on Forest Trees, 2 volumes; Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings, 2 volumes; The Miscellaneous Writings, Now First Collected.

    York: J. Dodsley, 1786; London: Henry Colburn, 1819; London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 5 volumes, 12 inches tall. Uniformly bound in a magnificent full straight grain morocco by the great firm of Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling to the panels. A series of gilt fillets and ornate gilt corner tooling frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 2 volume 'Silva' contains 42 engraved plates and 2 folding tables. Silva was a highly influential book and the first important publication on Forestry published in England. This edition "contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest tree...., no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence…

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    York: J. Dodsley, 1786; London: Henry Colburn, 1819; London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 5 volumes, 12 inches tall. Uniformly bound in a magnificent full straight grain morocco by the great firm of Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling to the panels. A series of gilt fillets and ornate gilt corner tooling frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 2 volume 'Silva' contains 42 engraved plates and 2 folding tables. Silva was a highly influential book and the first important publication on Forestry published in England. This edition "contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest tree...., no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in this country' (Henrey). 'The Memoirs' have engraved frontispieces, a folding genealogy of the Evelyn family, 3 portrait engravings, and 6 further engravings. The 'Miscellaneous Writings' contain an engraved frontispiece and 3 further engravings. There is a degree of foxing to the plates. The bookplate of Andrew Carnegie is to be found in all 5 volumes. A splendid uniformly bound collection.

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  • FINE HUMPHREYS PRINTING IN VERY ELEGANT FULL MOROCCO
    Gabrielle D'Estrées. (In English). by DESCLOZEAUX, Adriene
    DESCLOZEAUX, Adriene
    Gabrielle D'Estrées. (In English).

    London: Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant and luxurious full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, neat gilt tooling around a fleur de lys centre tool. The upper board has the title framed within a series of gilt fillets and a larger fleur de lys corner tool. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A fine printing by Humphreys on hand-made paper. The remarkable Gabrielle D'Estrée was, in her short life, mistress to Henry IV of France, and was instrumental in ending the religious wars that had reduced France into chaos during the second half of the 16th Century. Today she is most remembered for a…

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    London: Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant and luxurious full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, neat gilt tooling around a fleur de lys centre tool. The upper board has the title framed within a series of gilt fillets and a larger fleur de lys corner tool. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A fine printing by Humphreys on hand-made paper. The remarkable Gabrielle D'Estrée was, in her short life, mistress to Henry IV of France, and was instrumental in ending the religious wars that had reduced France into chaos during the second half of the 16th Century. Today she is most remembered for a series of extraordinary paintings of her in a bathtub, most memorably tweaking the nipple of her fellow bather, her sister, Julienne-Hippolyte-Joséphine, Duchess of Villars in the Palace of Fontainebleau.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIÈRE
    The Psalter, or Psalms of David. by PSALTER
    PSALTER
    The Psalter, or Psalms of David.

    London: James Burns, 1843. Full Morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. A spectacular binding by Rivière & Son with gilt raised bands and extra gilt tooling with a stylized cross within a cartouche repeated on the panels and the boards within a series of gilt fillets and rolls. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the collection of Robin de Beaumont and with his bookplate. An ink inscription regarding a Church Dedication Festival, dated 1884, on the paste down endpaper. Unpaginated, black letter text, printed in red and black, decorative floral criblé border to each page throughout. James Burns was a distinguished bookseller in Manchester and then London celebrated for his illustrated books. An extremely attractive copy in fine condition.

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  • PARALLEL TEXT IN DELIGHTFUL FULL MOROCCO BY BUMPUS
    Aucassin & Nicolette. An Old-French Love Story. by BOURDILLON, Francis William. (Edited and Translated into English by).
    BOURDILLON, Francis William. (Edited and Translated into English by).
    Aucassin & Nicolette. An Old-French Love Story.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A delightful binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands and exquisite gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. With a neat ink inscription on the first blank and slight rubbing. Parallel Old French and English text. This anonymous medieval Old French love story from the 12th or 13th century combines both prose and verse and has appealed to generations over the centuries.

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