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  • MAGNIFICENT BOXED SET OF MACKLIN'S GREAT BIBLE EXTENDED TO 8 VOLUMES
    The Old Testament (& New Testament), Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists. by BIBLE (MACKLIN)
    BIBLE (MACKLIN)
    The Old Testament (& New Testament), Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists.

    London: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, 1800. 8 volumes, 19 inches tall in original box. A magnificent set of this 'sumptuous edition' (Herbert) bound by Lovejoy in superb full morocco. With double gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and a series of wonderful rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sewn leather joints. The Box measures 25 x 18 x 22 inches. With the binder's ticket of John Lovejoy, one of the great binders of the period, celebrated almost exclusively for his masonic bindings, this example being a rare and spectacular exception. Embellished with 76 full page engravings by the great artists of the time including Henry Fuselli, P.J. de Loutherbourg, James…

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    London: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, 1800. 8 volumes, 19 inches tall in original box. A magnificent set of this 'sumptuous edition' (Herbert) bound by Lovejoy in superb full morocco. With double gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and a series of wonderful rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sewn leather joints. The Box measures 25 x 18 x 22 inches. With the binder's ticket of John Lovejoy, one of the great binders of the period, celebrated almost exclusively for his masonic bindings, this example being a rare and spectacular exception. Embellished with 76 full page engravings by the great artists of the time including Henry Fuselli, P.J. de Loutherbourg, James Northcote, Benjamin West, William Hamilton, Thomas Stothard, Richard Cosway, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman. A further 111 ornate vignettes are present.
    The condition is excellent with no splitting or loss, even all 16 sewn leather joints are present and correct, a feature found in only the finest bindings. There is some minor rubbing, scuffing and scratching and the margins of one leaf has been expertly repaired with no loss.
    The subscribers list is found in volume 1 and includes The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales et al..
    One of the rarest and most impressive features of our extraordinary set is that it is in 8 volumes, all with their respective title pages. Originally intended to be printed in 3 volumes, it was actually published in 6. The Apocrypha (Published in 1816) is occasionally found with the set, making 7 volumes. We can only find record of one other set in 8 volumes (in a much poorer condition) where, as here, the New Testament is bound in 2 volumes, each with a title page, making a spectacular 8 volume set.
    The box dates from around the date of publication and no doubt explains the remarkable condition of this huge and impressive set.
    Macklin announced plans for his great folio Bible in 1789 to promote 'the glory of the English school' of painting and engraving and the interests of our Holy Religion. New type (cut by Joseph Jackson and Vincent Figgins) and new paper were created for the venture, and the historic paintings were to be 'finished in a style of elegance (and magnificence in Paper, Printing, and engraving) of which there is not in Europe or the world any example'. Macklin's project was costly and ambitious. He paid Reynolds £500 for his Holy Family and William Sharp £700 for its engraving. The average cost for 45 of the Bible's other engravings was £220 and the total cost of the publication was an estimated at £30000, a truly vast sum at the time.

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  • MAGNIFICENT AND UNIQUE FULL MOROCCO BY STAGGEMEIER & WELCHER, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED
    The History of the Reformation of the Church of England. by BURNET, Gilbert
    BURNET, Gilbert
    The History of the Reformation of the Church of England.

    London: Richard Chiswell, 1681, 1683 & 1715. 3 volume set bound in 6, 18 inches tall. A fabulous full straight grain morocco by Staggemeier and Welcher (and with their ticket) with twin gilt raised bands and superb, delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have triple gilt flllets and splendid gilt corner tooling so typical of the finest work of the late eighteenth century. Gilt tooled dentelles and all edges. Staggemeier & Welcher were part of a group of German bookbinders including Baumgarten, Walther, Hering and Kalthoeber who reinvigorated the London trade and produced bindings of the very finest quality during this period. These volumes are of that quality and are in exceptional condition though the spines are…

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    London: Richard Chiswell, 1681, 1683 & 1715. 3 volume set bound in 6, 18 inches tall. A fabulous full straight grain morocco by Staggemeier and Welcher (and with their ticket) with twin gilt raised bands and superb, delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have triple gilt flllets and splendid gilt corner tooling so typical of the finest work of the late eighteenth century. Gilt tooled dentelles and all edges. Staggemeier & Welcher were part of a group of German bookbinders including Baumgarten, Walther, Hering and Kalthoeber who reinvigorated the London trade and produced bindings of the very finest quality during this period. These volumes are of that quality and are in exceptional condition though the spines are somewhat faded by the sun. Internally the set is spotless. With the bookplate of John Charles Crowle and later from the library of Morningthorpe Manor. This set was bound and extra-illustrated in 1798 with 472 plates, as well as the 16 plates called for. Many of the plates are exceptional, and include fine examples by Hollar, Kip, Houbarken, Bartalozzi and Houston, obviously none later than the 18th century. Gilbert Burnet wrote this great history of the Reformation, covering the reigns of King Henry VIII and of Queen Elizabeth. Volumes 1 and 2 are the second, corrected edition, volume 3 is the first edition. For generations this was the definitive work on this most traumatic period of English history which marked the destruction of a thousand years of Monastic history and led to the Church of England breaking away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, changing many aspects of life in England for ever. This is an exceptionally tall copy, ruled in red throughout. A unique and truly exceptional set.

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  • UNIQUE SET WITH OVER 1000 EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO BY PETRUS RUBAN
    Annals of The English Stage. by Doran, John
    Doran, John
    Annals of The English Stage.

    London: John Nimmo, 1888. 10 volume set, 10.5 inches tall, 11 including slip cases. A magnificent full crushed morocco binding by Petrus Ruban, one of the greatest Parisian bookbinders of the period. With gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels incorporating 'theatrical' centre tools. The boards are framed with triple fillets and 'theatrical' gilt corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and top edges and glorious goatskin doublures. Each volume has a different design on its blue goatskin doublures, a feature I’ve not seen before, all are exceptionally finely executed. The books have been housed in calf trimmed and kid lined slip cases.
    This set has been expanded from the original 3 volume set, limited to 300 copies, to a unique…

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    London: John Nimmo, 1888. 10 volume set, 10.5 inches tall, 11 including slip cases. A magnificent full crushed morocco binding by Petrus Ruban, one of the greatest Parisian bookbinders of the period. With gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels incorporating 'theatrical' centre tools. The boards are framed with triple fillets and 'theatrical' gilt corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and top edges and glorious goatskin doublures. Each volume has a different design on its blue goatskin doublures, a feature I’ve not seen before, all are exceptionally finely executed. The books have been housed in calf trimmed and kid lined slip cases.
    This set has been expanded from the original 3 volume set, limited to 300 copies, to a unique set of 10 volumes embellished with over 1000 extra illustrations. This set was commissioned by an English Gentleman residing in Milan who built up a superb library of Graingerised or Extra Illustrated volumes, bound by the finest bookbinders around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The history of the English stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean is here illustrated by centuries of fine engravings.
    3 letters are also bound in, these are by Colley Cibber, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Barton Booth, all are very interesting. There is some minimal rubbing, but is in an excellent state having been housed in slip cases for the last 120 years or so.

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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION OF DEVOTIONAL WORKS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies). by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies).

    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound…

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    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound in even more sumptuous uniform full red morocco. These have gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, glorious gilt flourishes to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. These volumes also have watered silk doublures and free endpapers.
    All 8 volumes have his autographed armorial bookplates and his gilt embossed inscriptions on the upper boards.
    There is minor rubbing and scuffing, otherwise all the volumes are in superb condition. An extraordinary collection.

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  • 38 VOLUME SET IN SUPERB FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Dramatick Writings. by SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    The Dramatick Writings.

    London: John Bell, 1785-1788. 38 volumes, 5.5 inches tall. Full straight grain dark blue morocco with gilt bands, titles, dentelles and all edges. Tiffany bookplates. Some slight foxing to the plates but generally very clean. Engraved frontispieces, title pages and plates throughout. Although this celebrated Bell's Edition first appeared in 38 volumes it is very unusual to find it in this form, with each volume bound individually, rather than with every 2 or 3 volumes bound together. There is no splitting or loss at all. An absolutely exceptional set.

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  • FULL CALF EX-EARLS OF MACCLESFIELD SET
    The Philosophical History And Memoirs of The Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris: Or, An Abridgement of All The Papers Relating To Natural Philosophy, Which Had Been Published By Members of That Illustrious Society, From The Year 1699 to 1720. by MARTYN, John and CHAMBERS, Ephraim (Translated into English by)
    MARTYN, John and CHAMBERS, Ephraim (Translated into English by)
    The Philosophical History And Memoirs of The Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris: Or, An Abridgement of All The Papers Relating To Natural Philosophy, Which Had Been Published By Members of That Illustrious Society, From The Year 1699 to 1720.

    London: John and Paul Knapton et al, 1742. 5 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. A very finely bound set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Alternating speckled pink on white and pink edges for each section. 45 engraved plates, mostly folding. Ex-Earls of Macclesfield, with their bookplate and blind stamp on the first 3 leaves. Containing papers and discussions of the works of Halley, Descartes, Huygens, Boyle, Lewenhoeck, Newton, Malpighi, etc..

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  • EARLY SCARCE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL 18TH CENTURY MOROCCO
    Xenophontis Philosophi et imperatoris Clarissimi, Quae Exstant opera, In Duos Tomos Divisa… by XENOPHON
    XENOPHON
    Xenophontis Philosophi et imperatoris Clarissimi, Quae Exstant opera, In Duos Tomos Divisa…

    (Paris) Lutetiae Parisiorum: Societatum Graecarum Editionum, 1625. Full morocco, 16 inches tall. A truly spectacular tall set of this celebrated work in very fine early 18th century French morocco. With gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and exceptional gilt panels. All edges gilt. Greek text with parallel Latin translation. Some marks and scratches to the boards but no splitting or loss. With the signature of the Earl of Buckinghamshire on the reverse of the free endpaper and the bookplate of John William Bund Willis-Bund.
    Xenophon was one of the great ancient Greek philosophers and also an historian, soldier and mercenary and famed student of Socrates. He is still considered an important voice when considering leadership and power.

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  • MAGNIFICENT AND MASSIVE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Works. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Works.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1882. 30 volume set, 10.25 inches tall, 6 feet 3 inches in length. A spectacular set, an Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 67. Simply but elegantly bound by Zaehnsdorf in half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, pallets and all edges. Illustrated throughout with india paper engravings on card, some hand coloured. Some slight scuffing but with no weakening of boards or loss. A superb set of this grand work, the finest of all Chapman and Hall's editions.

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  • WONDERFUL SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Antiquities of England and Wales. by GROSE, Francis
    GROSE, Francis
    The Antiquities of England and Wales.

    London: Hooper and Wigstead, 1772 - 1778. 8 volume set, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound in the 18th century in full tree calf in exceptional condition, inside and out. With gilt bands, twin labels and superb delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Full page engraved views together with maps and plans throughout. The armorial bookplate of Maxwell of Kirkconnell. A remarkably fine set.

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  • TALL FIRST EDITIONS, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, IN MAGNIFICENT 18th CENTURY FULL MOROCCO
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England begun in the Year 1641 (Bound uniformly with) The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon…..Written by Himself. by CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England begun in the Year 1641 (Bound uniformly with) The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon…..Written by Himself.

    Oxford: The Theatre/The Clarendon Printing House, 1702-1704/1759. 4 volumes bound in 8, 18.5 inches tall. A magnificent and exceptionally tall 18th century full straight grain morocco by Walther, and with his binder's tickets. The set was bound and extra-illustrated in 1794, with twin gilt raised bands, exquisite gilt tooling to the panels, the boards are framed within triple fillets with delicate lace like gilt corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some fading to the spines. Bookplate of John Charles Crowle whose fine extra-illustrated library was at Dalham Tower, Cumbria. This set was lot 1059 at the Morningthorpe Manor Sale at Key's in September 2016 where it sold for over £20,000 including premium. Very regrettably, many of the extra-illustrations…

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    Oxford: The Theatre/The Clarendon Printing House, 1702-1704/1759. 4 volumes bound in 8, 18.5 inches tall. A magnificent and exceptionally tall 18th century full straight grain morocco by Walther, and with his binder's tickets. The set was bound and extra-illustrated in 1794, with twin gilt raised bands, exquisite gilt tooling to the panels, the boards are framed within triple fillets with delicate lace like gilt corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some fading to the spines. Bookplate of John Charles Crowle whose fine extra-illustrated library was at Dalham Tower, Cumbria. This set was lot 1059 at the Morningthorpe Manor Sale at Key's in September 2016 where it sold for over £20,000 including premium. Very regrettably, many of the extra-illustrations were then removed. This has caused some damage to 2 of the spines, in particular volume 1 where a scalpel's neat incision can be seen running up the panels. The volumes also consequently have a varying degree of wedge shapes owing to the loss of some leaves. 345 extra-illustrations remain. What remains, though much diminished and with signs of damage, is tall red-ruled set of first edition with all the text and several hundred superb engraved extra-illustrations in an absolutely magnificent morocco binding by one of the greatest London bookbinders of the late 18th century.

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  • PRISTINE COLLECTION OF THESE SCARCE TITLES IN FABULOUS FULL MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Annual of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club. by CURLING
    CURLING
    Annual of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

    Edinburgh: Constable, 1913-39. 24 volumes, 7.25 inches tall. Fabulous full red crushed morocco with raised bands, dentelles and all edges gilt. The lower boards have the Royal cypher GRI, George, King & Emperor. The run is lacking 2 volumes, those for 1918/19 and 1935/35. All in pristine condition. A unique and extraordinary collection.

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  • FINE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO BY J. CLARKE
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy). by DANTE Alighieri
    DANTE Alighieri
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).

    Nella Stamperia De Romanis, 1815-1817. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent straight grain morocco by J. Clarke, one of the finest binders in London in the early years of the Georgian period. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Portrait and 3 engraved plans. With the armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Considered the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and the most important work in the Italian language. In the original Italian.

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  • CLASSIC FRENCH HISTORIES IN STUNNING FULL SPANISH CALF
    Histoire des Girondins, (uniformly bound with) Histoire de la Restauration. by LAMARTINE, Alphonse de
    LAMARTINE, Alphonse de
    Histoire des Girondins, (uniformly bound with) Histoire de la Restauration.

    Paris: Furne & Coquebert, 1848 & Pagnerre, Lecou & Furne, 1851: 1848. 16 volumes, 9.5 inches tall. Two 8 volume sets bound uniformly by White of Piccadilly in stunning full Spanish calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The extraordinary colours of the boards are framed within triple fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. This rare style of decoration, originating in Spain was perfected by several of the finest English bookbinders in the middle of the 19th century. This is one of several sets bound in full Spanish calf that we presently have in stock. As well as being a great Historian, Alphonse de Lamartine was an influential Orientalist, pioneering Vegetarian and…

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    Paris: Furne & Coquebert, 1848 & Pagnerre, Lecou & Furne, 1851: 1848. 16 volumes, 9.5 inches tall. Two 8 volume sets bound uniformly by White of Piccadilly in stunning full Spanish calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The extraordinary colours of the boards are framed within triple fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. This rare style of decoration, originating in Spain was perfected by several of the finest English bookbinders in the middle of the 19th century. This is one of several sets bound in full Spanish calf that we presently have in stock. As well as being a great Historian, Alphonse de Lamartine was an influential Orientalist, pioneering Vegetarian and is considered to be perhaps the first French romantic poet being acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence. Two wonderful sets in pristine condition in the original French.

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  • MINIATURE REGENCY BOOKCASE FINISHED IN GILT CALF
    'Temple of the Muses' Miniature Bookcase by LACKINGTON, James (proprietor)
    LACKINGTON, James (proprietor)
    'Temple of the Muses' Miniature Bookcase

    1800. 15.5 inches tall, 4 inches deep and 12 inches wide at the feet. Except for the interior and back the wooden structure has been bound in calf which has been finely and densely gilt tooled. The original lock is fully functional. There is a little wear, especially to the Palladian top where there has been a little expert restoration. The interior is lined with marbled paper. James Lackington founded the 'Temple of Muses' bookshop in Finsbury Square in 1794. It became the largest bookshop in Georgian London thanks partly to its popular catalogues which gave it a transatlantic reach. It was destroyed by fire in 1841. It is highly probable that this beautiful little bookcase was either stocked there…

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    1800. 15.5 inches tall, 4 inches deep and 12 inches wide at the feet. Except for the interior and back the wooden structure has been bound in calf which has been finely and densely gilt tooled. The original lock is fully functional. There is a little wear, especially to the Palladian top where there has been a little expert restoration. The interior is lined with marbled paper. James Lackington founded the 'Temple of Muses' bookshop in Finsbury Square in 1794. It became the largest bookshop in Georgian London thanks partly to its popular catalogues which gave it a transatlantic reach. It was destroyed by fire in 1841. It is highly probable that this beautiful little bookcase was either stocked there or was a fitting. We have located one other example which is located in the Museum of Leathercraft in Northampton. Despite a little wear to the 'roof' the bookcase is perfectly solid and is highly usable, and to a great extent unsophisticated. We would estimate its construction to be late 18th or early 19th century. A truly remarkable survival.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO LIMITED EDITION
    English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum. by FLETCHER, William Younger
    FLETCHER, William Younger
    English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1895 & 1896. 2 volumes, 15 inches tall. Magnificently bound in full crushed morocco and signed 'Tregaskis Caxton Head'. With tall gilt raised bands and neat geometric gilt tooling with fillets and rolls. There are vellum doublures framed within superb gilt tooling. The free endpapers are also vellum. The dentelles, with gilt tooling and calf onlays, are superb. Top edges gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There are 63 tissue guarded chromo-lithographs in each volume by Griggs, chromo-lithographer to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. There is a minor repair to the head of the Foreign volume. The green of the morocco has faded to a rich brown.

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  • FINE COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY KALTHOEBER
    A History of The Late Siege of Gibraltar. by DRINKWATER, John
    DRINKWATER, John
    A History of The Late Siege of Gibraltar.

    London: Johnson, Egerton and Edwards, 1785. Full morocco, 11.75 inches tall. A magnificent example of the work of perhaps the finest bookbinders of Georgian London, Christian Kalthoeber. With gilt raised bands, very fine and ornate tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. With his pink binder's ticket. Embellished with all 10 folding engraved plates. The Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France, during the American War of Independence, to capture this British territory captured from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704.

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  • SCARCE, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN MAGNIFICENT BINDING
    Palaeographia Sacra Pictoria: Being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, Copied from Illuminated Manuscripts, Executed Between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries. by WESTWOOD, J.O.
    WESTWOOD, J.O.
    Palaeographia Sacra Pictoria: Being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, Copied from Illuminated Manuscripts, Executed Between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries.

    London: William Smith, 1843-1845. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A magnificent inlaid binding of the highest quality, with gilt raised bands and glorious gilt tooling to the panels and boards on an array of blue and red calf onlays. The manner of the tooling evokes the Celtic designs of many of the illuminations illustrated in the work. Wide gilt dentelles with superbly tooled onlays and all edges gilt. Embellished with 50 chromolithographic plates. Bookplate. The first issue of one of the finest printed colour plate books of the first half of the nineteenth century in a fabulous binding.

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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS IN VICTORIAN HALF MOROCCO
    Politics for the People; Saint's Tragedy; Twenty-five Village Sermons; Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet, 2vols.; Yeast; Phaeton; Sermons on the National Subjects; Hypatia; Alexandria and her Schools; Sermons on National Subjects (2nd series); Westward Ho! 3 vols.; Sermons for the Times; Glaucus; Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales; Two Years Ago, 3 vols.; Andromeda; Miscellanies, 2 vols.; Good News of God; Limits of Exact Science; Town and Country Sermons; Gospel of the Pentateuch; Water Babies; Roman and the Teuton; David, Four Sermons; Hereward the Wake, 2 vols.; Ancient Regime; Water of Life; Discipline; Madame How and Why; The Hermits; At Last, 2 vols.; Town Geology; Prose Idylls; Health and Education; Lectures delivered in America in 1874-1875; Charles Kingsley, his Letters, and Memoirs of his Life, 2vols.; South by West or Winter in the Rocky Mountains and Spring in Mexico; Westminster Sermons. by KINGSLEY, Charles
    KINGSLEY, Charles
    Politics for the People; Saint's Tragedy; Twenty-five Village Sermons; Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet, 2vols.; Yeast; Phaeton; Sermons on the National Subjects; Hypatia; Alexandria and her Schools; Sermons on National Subjects (2nd series); Westward Ho! 3 vols.; Sermons for the Times; Glaucus; Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales; Two Years Ago, 3 vols.; Andromeda; Miscellanies, 2 vols.; Good News of God; Limits of Exact Science; Town and Country Sermons; Gospel of the Pentateuch; Water Babies; Roman and the Teuton; David, Four Sermons; Hereward the Wake, 2 vols.; Ancient Regime; Water of Life; Discipline; Madame How and Why; The Hermits; At Last, 2 vols.; Town Geology; Prose Idylls; Health and Education; Lectures delivered in America in 1874-1875; Charles Kingsley, his Letters, and Memoirs of his Life, 2vols.; South by West or Winter in the Rocky Mountains and Spring in Mexico; Westminster Sermons.

    London: Various, 1848-1874. 48 volumes, 6.5 - 9 inches tall. An extraordinary and unique collection of first editions by Charles Kingsley, the hugely influential Victorian Novelist, Historian and Social Reformer. The collection is uniformly bound in a Victorian half morocco by Birdsall with gilt raised bands, pallets, labels and elegant floral tooling to the spines. Top edges gilt. Some foxing, mostly confined to the preliminaries. With the armorial bookplate of Sir George John Armytage of Kirklees Park. A remarkable and most attractive collection of these titles, many of the earliest titles of which are almost unobtainable.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN EXQUISITE FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Opera (The Works). by HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    Opera (The Works).

    London: Pine, 1733-1737. 2 volumes, 9 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century full crushed morocco, as fresh as the day it was bound. With gilt raised bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls and corner tools to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. The first edition of both volumes. The finest example of an 18th century English books in which text and illustrations are entirely engraved. With exquisite rococo decoration to almost every page. The bookplate of Hans Furstenberg. The condition of the binding and text is pristine. In the original Latin. A remarkable set.

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  • MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT OF TRAVELS IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Half Hours in Remarkable Places, At Home and Abroad. by EFFINGHAM, Henry Alexander Gordon Howard, Earl of.
    EFFINGHAM, Henry Alexander Gordon Howard, Earl of.
    Half Hours in Remarkable Places, At Home and Abroad.

    riginal Manuscript, 1910 - 1912. 5 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A unique and extraordinary item, magnificently bound in full crushed morocco by Leighton of Brewer Street. With gilt raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The upper boards have the gilt plaque of a romantic figure, probably Byron, which is framed within gilt rolls and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. The 5 volumes contain the bound notebooks of Lord Effingham's travels at home and abroad. They are embellished with over 650 photographs, pictures postcards, portraits and engraved views. The handwriting is large and readable. Having been housed in felt line boxes the volumes are in pristine condition.

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