18th Century Binding

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  • Category = 18th Century Binding
  • 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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  • FINELY PRINTED FOLIO IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO AND TREE CALF
    Libri Quatuor de Imitatione Christi. by KEMPIS, Thomas A
    KEMPIS, Thomas A
    Libri Quatuor de Imitatione Christi.

    Paris: Didot Junior, Typographiae Fratris Regis, 1788. Tree Calf with morocco spine, 13 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent and most unusual French 18th century binding with a straight grain morocco binding with two green calf labels and wonderful gilt floral tooling. A superb gilt vine roll frames the boards. Lovely printed bookseller's ticket on the paste down end paper. Engraved title page and frontispiece. Pristine condition. In the original Latin. Since its first printing in 1471-2, 'The Imitation of Christ' has remained one of the most enduring and popular of all Christian devotional works.

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  • EARL OF CLARE'S MAGNIFICENT FOLIO IN FULL MOROCCO
    Les Adventures de Télémaque, Fils d'Ulysse. by FÉNÉLON, François de Salignac de la Mothe-
    FÉNÉLON, François de Salignac de la Mothe-
    Les Adventures de Télémaque, Fils d'Ulysse.

    Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Franc. Ambr. Didot L'ainé, 1783. 2 volume set, 12 1/2 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in 18th century full straight grain morocco from the library of the Earl of Clare, John FitzGibbon, 1st Viscount FitzGibbon, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Bound by J. Rodwell of New Bond Street, and with their ticket, with twin gilt raised bands, gilt pallets and a splendid series of gilt fillets and rolls frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. One of just 200 copies, this is a beautifully printed edition in pristine condition of this highly influential work, notably on Rousseau, which was seen by contemporaries as a stinging rebuke to the autocratic reign of Louis XIV…

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    Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Franc. Ambr. Didot L'ainé, 1783. 2 volume set, 12 1/2 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in 18th century full straight grain morocco from the library of the Earl of Clare, John FitzGibbon, 1st Viscount FitzGibbon, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Bound by J. Rodwell of New Bond Street, and with their ticket, with twin gilt raised bands, gilt pallets and a splendid series of gilt fillets and rolls frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. One of just 200 copies, this is a beautifully printed edition in pristine condition of this highly influential work, notably on Rousseau, which was seen by contemporaries as a stinging rebuke to the autocratic reign of Louis XIV of France, whose wars and taxes on the peasantry had reduced the country to famine. In the original French.

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  • SUPERB 18th CENTURY TREE CALF COUNTRY HOUSE BINDING
    The Works of Peter Pindar. by PINDAR, Peter. (WOLCOT, John).
    PINDAR, Peter. (WOLCOT, John).
    The Works of Peter Pindar.

    London: George Goulding and John Walker, 1793. 3 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. Superb 18th century 'Country House' full calf with raised bands and splendid gilt tooling to the panels and exceptionally fine twin labels. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. There is an ink stain to one foredge and two stains on the reverse of the frontispiece, not affecting the portrait itself, otherwise very clean internally and magnificent externally.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FULL LEATHER WITH EXTRAORDINARY TOOLING ON THE EDGES
    A Digest of the Laws of England. by COMYNS, Sir John
    COMYNS, Sir John
    A Digest of the Laws of England.

    London: Strahan and Woodfall, 1792. 6 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. An extraordinary 18th century binding in full sheep with blind bands, splendid triple labels and twin blind fillets framing the boards. With exceptional speckled pink lettering to the edges indicating that this set belonged to the Circuit Library of the Chester Crown Court. There are no other inscriptions and the text is very clean. There has been expert repair to the joints of two of the volumes. We can find no other examples of this style of lettering on the edges. A remarkable set of this scarce work.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL VELLUM
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier. by TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier.

    London & Paris: Ex Typographia Ludovici-Francisci Delatour via San-Jacobea. Londini apud Paulum Vaillant, 1771. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. Superb 18th century full vellum bindings with most attractive blue gilt labels. Complete with all 4 folding maps and genealogy. With the bookplate of the Earl of Aylesford. A splendid set described by Brunet (V p.645) as the ...."Edition magnifiquement imprimee et qui a longtemps passe pour une des meilleures de cet historien".

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  • WONDERFUL LATE 18TH CENTURY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Spectator. by ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    The Spectator.

    London: Hughs, 1789. 8 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful late 18th century straight grain morocco with gilt bands on a smooth back with fine gilt tooling to the panels. The initials M.W. embossed in gilt to the upper boards are framed within a series of gilt fillets. All edges gilt. The green of the boards has slightly faded on the spine and there is some rubbing to the heads and tails but with no splitting or loss. From the library of Michael Walker of Eastwood Hall whose letter, recommending this set to his niece, dated 1791 is tipped onto the second blank. A super copy of this tall and finely printed edition.

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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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  • FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Nouvelles Exemplaires. by CERVANTES, Miguel de
    CERVANTES, Miguel de
    Nouvelles Exemplaires.

    Lausanne: Chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet & Comp, 1759. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Fine full speckled calf in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Woodcut ornaments. 13 full page engraved plates. A superb copy of a scarce edition.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY CHRISTIAN KALTHOEBER
    Letters of Lady Rachel Russell. by RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    Letters of Lady Rachel Russell.

    London: Dilly, 1793. Full straight grain morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A fine example of the work of one of the greatest bookbinders of the late 18th century, with his bookplate. With his typical twin gilt raised bands, triple fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Portraits.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Histoire de la Guerre des Hussites et du Concile de Basle. by LENFANT, Jaques
    LENFANT, Jaques
    Histoire de la Guerre des Hussites et du Concile de Basle.

    Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Humbert, 1731. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A superb early 18th century full French calf with gilt raised bands, twin morocco labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Fine full page engravings throughout. Slight foxing to the title page, otherwise clean. From the library of Madame de Simiane at the Chateau de Cirey. A fine set.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Whole Book of Psalms by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    The Whole Book of Psalms

    London: Printed by Charles Rivington for the Company of Stationers, 1772. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. A pristine copy in full calf with gilt raised bands, boldly gilt tooled panels and the boards framed by a gilt roll. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate. Internally spotless with wide margins.

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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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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades, by THOMAS-SIMON GUEULLETTE
    THOMAS-SIMON GUEULLETTE
    Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades,

    Mahon: Gilles Lanlois,1756. 3 volume set 6.5 inches tall. Fine full mottled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral centre tools. Pink edges. Frontispiece and woodcut ornaments. Slight damage to the headcap of volume 1 otherwise in superb condition. A lovely set of this very rare title.

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  • TALL COPY IN SPLENDID 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    A Commentary on The Book of Psalms. by HORNE, George
    HORNE, George
    A Commentary on The Book of Psalms.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1776. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. Splendid full 18th century speckled calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and label. Some scuffing to the boards. A slip 'To Lieut General Melvill at John Balfour's Esq in the Advocate's Close Edinb.' is enclosed. This would appear to refer to General Robert Melvill, inventor of the carronade and Governor of Guadeloupe. A superb set of Bishop Horne's most celebrated work. From the library of the Farquharson family at Invercauld Castle.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Oeuvres de Theatre. by SAINTFOIX, M. De.
    SAINTFOIX, M. De.
    Oeuvres de Theatre.

    Paris: Chez Prault, 1762. 4 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full mottled calf set with gilt bands, morocco and inked labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Ornamental woodcuts. A splendid set.

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  • SUPERB LITTLE SET IN CONTEMPORARY FINE HALF CALF
    Le Virgile Travesty. by SCARRON, Monsieur
    SCARRON, Monsieur
    Le Virgile Travesty.

    Amsterdam: R. & G. Wetstein, 1712. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A superb little set in an early 18th century half calf with raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral centre tools. Pink edges. The work is in 12 parts, each having an engraved plate, some with slightly frayed fore edges. There is an extremely faint trace of an owner's stamp on the title page. This great parody of the Aeneid was written by the extraordinary Paul Scarron, first husband of Madame Maintenon, future wife of Louis XIV.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL CALF
    Opuscules. by PARNY, Chevalier de
    PARNY, Chevalier de
    Opuscules.

    Paris: Hardouin, 1784. 2 volume set, 5 inches tall. A very simple yet good looking full calf with gilt bands, twin olive labels and tiny floral centre tools. All edges gilt. With the bookseller's ticket 'Vendu par DETREZ Libraire, place Sorbonne, No 4 a Paris'. The first volume consists of 'Poésies érotiques' and 'Voyage', the second volume of 'La journée champêtre', 'Le promontroire de Leucade', Les fleurs', and 'Mélange'. With exquisite engraved plates.

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  • PRISTINE BINDING OF MOTTLED CALF
    Histoire des Revolutions de Suede by VERTOT, M. l’Abbe De
    VERTOT, M. l’Abbe De
    Histoire des Revolutions de Suede

    Paris: Belin, 1794. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full mottled calf with raised bands, twin labels and gilt filets. Slight worming affecting the first few leaves in the bottom corner of volume one, otherwise a fine copy in a completely pristine binding.

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  • VERY FINE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Meditations and Contemplations. In two volumes. Containing, Vol. I. Meditations among the tombs; Reflections on a flower-garden; and, A descant on creation. Vol. II. Contemplations on the Night; Contemplations on the starry Heavens; and, A winter timepiece. by HERVEY, James.
    HERVEY, James.
    Meditations and Contemplations. In two volumes. Containing, Vol. I. Meditations among the tombs; Reflections on a flower-garden; and, A descant on creation. Vol. II. Contemplations on the Night; Contemplations on the starry Heavens; and, A winter timepiece.

    London: John Rivington et al, 1779. 2 vols., 8vo (7" tall). Full calf. Raised bands, exceptionally bold centre tools in elaborate gilt panels and twin red and green labels. Minor expert restoration to one head cap and slight splitting to the joints of volume 1, but still firm and a most attractive copy.

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