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.

  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL MOROCCO ILLUSTRATED BY BIRKET FOSTER
    Poems By Thomas Hood by HOOD, Thomas
    HOOD, Thomas
    Poems By Thomas Hood

    London: Moxon, 1872. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A splendid large paper copy bound by George Rutland of Newcastle. With raised bands, titles, very delicate and ornate gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. The boards have elegant panels framed with heavy gilt rolls. With 22 full page engravings of scenes by Birket Foster. Slight fading to the spine but overall a fine copy.

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  • A MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poems of Allan Ramsay by RAMSAY, Allan
    RAMSAY, Allan
    The Poems of Allan Ramsay

    London: Cadell, 1800. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A superb binding with gilt raised bands, label and exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With dentelles and all edges gilt. Portrait. A pristine copy of this early enlarged edition.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Shipwreck, A Poem. by FALCONER, William
    FALCONER, William
    The Shipwreck, A Poem.

    London: Cadell et al., 1808. Full straight grain morocco, 9 inches tall. With gilt and blind tooled wide raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels, gilt and blind tooling framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Some foxing, particularly to the preliminaries. Some marks and scuffing but generally in excellent condition with no splitting or loss.

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  • BEAUTIFUL RUN OF THE TRAGEDIES IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Tragedies by TRAGEDIES,
    TRAGEDIES,
    Tragedies

    London: John Bell, 1791. 7 volumes, 6 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with label, gilt bands, titles, superb centre tools, all edges and dentelles. This is the first 7 volumes of Tragedies, part of John Bell's British library series. Containing many plays all individually paginated. Each also has a superb engraved frontispiece and title page. An exceedingly pretty run.

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  • SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO GILT TOOLED BINDINGS
    The Poetical Works of John Milton by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Poetical Works of John Milton

    London: Tilt and Bogue, 1843. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A pristine set of 'Tilt's Illustrated Edition'. Full crushed morocco with gilt titles in a panel decorated above and below and with gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. 120 engravings. Some light foxing to the first few leaves, otherwise a very clean set of this handsome edition.

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  • PRISTINE HEAVY MOROCCO BINDING
    The Ingoldsby Legends. by BARHAM, Reverend. (INGOLDSBY, Thomas)
    BARHAM, Reverend. (INGOLDSBY, Thomas)
    The Ingoldsby Legends.

    London: Bentley, 1874. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt titling, Macabre gilt centre tools and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout.

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  • SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Tribute to Walter De La Mare on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday by DE LA MARE
    DE LA MARE
    Tribute to Walter De La Mare on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday

    London: Faber & Faber, 1948. Full crushed morocco, 8.75 inches tall. Very finely bound at the Minstead Bindery. With gilt title and floral pattern with birds and green onlays, dentelles and all edges gilt. With gilt tooled sleeve and elaborate felt lined slip case with wooden head and tail. Colour frontispiece. All in pristine condition. An owners incription at the rear with his communication with Faber and Faber tipped in.

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  • FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO WITH FINE FOREDGE
    The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins… by PSALMS,
    PSALMS,
    The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins…

    London: Company of Stationers, 1787. Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, charming cherub centre tools, simple gilt rolls framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. A beautiful foredge of an English cathedral. A lovely copy with no splitting.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Sermons on Various Subjects and Occasions by DENHAM, John Edmund
    DENHAM, John Edmund
    Sermons on Various Subjects and Occasions

    London: Printed for the author, 1825. A stunning binding from the library of Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor and in a uniform binding with our Soames History of the Reformation in our stock. Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. With very wide raised gilt bands, superb extra gilt panels and tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. As is usual with this colour some blotching has occured over the years. On the title page volume 2 is stated and neatly crossed out and we are under the impression that this is the only volume published, as it contains a list of subscribers.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED MOROCCO COPY
    A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry. by MACKAY, Charles (selected and arranged).
    MACKAY, Charles (selected and arranged).
    A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry.

    London: Routledge, 1872. Full red morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A heavy Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, title, dentelles and all edges and splendid gilt tooling to the panels and boards. An excellent anthology of English poetry from the perspective of the time. With illustrations by Millais, Gilbert, Tenniel, Birket Foster and others. An owners name on the paste down endpaper has been crossed out and there is some foxing to the blanks, otherwise clean.

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  • SUPERB COPY OF THE FIRST FRENCH EDITION
    Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies) by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies)

    Paris: Chez Chasseriau, 1823. Full straight grain morocco, 8 inches tall. Gilt raised bands, titles, fine gilt floral panels, gilt and blind tooled boards, dentelles and pink endpapers. All edges gilt. Portrait. A very elegant copy in pristine condition.

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  • SUPERB FULL GREEN GOATSKIN
    The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

    Edinburgh: Black, 1865. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A very fine heavy mid-Victorian morocco binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, ornate gilt tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. A double column edition, complete in 1 volume. Inscription.... 'on his leaving Eton Xmas 1865' on first blank. Some foxing to the preliminaries.

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  • HANDSOME FULL MOROCCO BINDING BY HAYDAY
    Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, 1846. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Splendid heavy Victorian binding with raised bands, extra floral gilt panels and boards, titles, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout by Maclise with beautiful illustrations all within decorative borders. Some foxing throughout and light scuffing, a patch of leather on the lower board has been squidged with no loss.

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  • SUPERB STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Touraine And Its Story. by MACDONELL, Anne
    MACDONELL, Anne
    Touraine And Its Story.

    London: Dent, n.d. c.1905. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco by Bumpus, gilt raised bands, panels, titles, dentelles and all edges. A splendid copy of this fascinating volume with 50 full page colour illustrations and many black and white in the text. Foxing to the first few blanks and then clean from the half title. Ink inscription on the first blank.

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  • VERY FINE SET BOUND BY HERING.
    Opere di Pietro Metastasio. by METASTASIO, Pietro.
    METASTASIO, Pietro.
    Opere di Pietro Metastasio.

    Mantova: Co' Tipi Dell'Erede Pazzoni, 1816. 6 volumes, 6.5 inches tall. Full blue morocco by Hering. Superb set with wide floral gilt raised bands, framed panels, dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed on the spines.

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  • SUPERB LITTLE FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Coelebs in Search of a Wife. In two volumes. by MORE, Hannah.
    MORE, Hannah.
    Coelebs in Search of a Wife. In two volumes.

    London: Charles Tilt, 1837. 2 vols., 12mo (4.25 x 2.75 inches). Full mauve morocco, with decorative gilt tooling framing title on spine. Double blind rule framing gilt scrolling foliage centre tool to both boards. All edges gilt. Unusual oxidised book plate 'Sarah'. Engraved frontispiece plates.

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  • RABELAIS' GARGANTUA LAVISHLY BOUND & ILLUSTRATED
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout. by RABELAIS, François.
    RABELAIS, François.
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout.

    Paris: Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateurs, 1938. 4to (10½" tall). Full blue crushed morocco. Splendid 1930's French binding with a series of wide bands each bearing a letter of the title. Coloured calf inlay and gilt tooling on the upper board. Top edge gilt.

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