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  • RARE WORK IN SUPERB 18TH CENTURY FULL CALF
    Letters on Different Subjects. by (PENNINGTON, Lady Sarah)
    (PENNINGTON, Lady Sarah)
    Letters on Different Subjects.

    London : to be had by the Subscribers of those Booksellers to whom they have subscribed, and at W. Bristow's late Shop in St. Paul's Church Yard, or at his House in Roll's Buildings, Fetter-Lane, 1766-1767. 4 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A superb full 18th century calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, delightful gilt pomegranate tooling to the panels and a simple gilt chain roll framing the boards. Yellow edges. With the magnificent armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. An early advocate of women's rights having escaped an unhappy marriage and hostile husband. Early copies of her works are very rare even in institutions. A superb set.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF BY KALTHOEBER
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters). by STERNE, Laurence
    STERNE, Laurence
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters).

    London: J.Johnson et al, 1798. 10 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Splendid bindings, bound by the great Christian Kalthoeber, and with his ticket. Full 18th century tree calf with gilt 'Greek key' bands, twin labels and charming gilt floral tools to the panels. Fine gilt rolls frame the tree calf of the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Edward Astle. There is a slight nick to the head cap of volume 4 and a one inch split to the head of volume 1, but still a superb set by one of the greatest London binders of his period.

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  • BEAUTIFUL SET IN FULL MOROCCO BY THE HARCOURT BINDERY
    The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling.

    London: The Navarre Societyc. 1900. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. an exceptionally attractive full crushed morocco binding by the Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands, extra gilt labels and an elaborate heraldic frame of gilt and onlaid green morocco to each board. 6 frontispieces by George Cruikshank. This delightful little edition was printed in an edition of 2000 copies and is based on the Bickers edition of 1871. A splendid edition of one of the greatest English 18th century novels in a superb binding.

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  • SPARKLING SET IN HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Works of Henry Fielding. (Comprising Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones; Amelia; Jonathan Wild; Miscellanies). by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The Works of Henry Fielding. (Comprising Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones; Amelia; Jonathan Wild; Miscellanies).

    London: Archibald Constable and Co., 1898. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most handsome binding in full morocco with gilt raised bands, twin labels, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edges. Frontispieces by George Cruikshank. This edition limited to 750 copies on handmade paper. A particularly readable edition of these great 18th century English novels.

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  • SCARCE FIRST COMPLETE ENGLISH EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL CALF
    La Fontaine's Tales imitated in English Verse. by LA FONTAINE, Jean de
    LA FONTAINE, Jean de
    La Fontaine's Tales imitated in English Verse.

    London: Chapple, 1814. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. A very fine full calf by Robson & Kerslake with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. Some wear to the joints, especially the upper joint of the first volume but still solid. The text block is spotless. There are earlier editions of Selections from La Fontaine's Tales but this is the first complete edition in English and as such is highly sought after. With 40 full page engraved plates. A beautiful set of the works of this great 17th century French fabulist and poet.

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE SET IN 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Spectator. by ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    The Spectator.

    London: Tonson and Draper, 1753. 8 volume set, 6 3/4 inches tall. An exceptionally attractive full 18th century speckled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels (note the splendid mustard volume labels) and remarkable gilt tooling to the panels. A twin gilt fillet frames the boards. Red speckled edges. Engraved title pages and frontispieces to each volume. The Armorial bookplate of Penry Williams, the Famous Welsh artist. The inscription Philip Williams Westminster Oct: ye 11 1758 is neatly written above the bookplates. There is an assortment of minor blemishes and one major scuff, but overall a fine and elegant set.

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  • RARE EROTICA IN SUPERB CALF BINDING
    An Essay on Woman. by WILKES, John.
    WILKES, John.
    An Essay on Woman.

    London: Privately Printed, 1871. Full straight grain calf, 8.75 inches tall. A superb copy of this notorious item of erotica. With wide gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels, boards, dentelles and all edges. Printed in black and red, reportedly in a deluxe edition of 250. The extraordinary Wilkes, member of the Knights of St. Francis of Wycombe, also known as the Hellfire Club, wrote this pornographic poem dedicated to the courtier Fanny Murray entitled "An Essay on Woman" as a parody of Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man". Having been outlawed in 1769 he became Lord Mayor of London in 1774!

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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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  • CELEBRATED ENGLISH SATIRE IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The New Foundling Hospital for Wit. by ALMON, John, (edited by)
    ALMON, John, (edited by)
    The New Foundling Hospital for Wit.

    London: J. Debrett, 1784. 6 volume set, 6 3/4 inches tall. A charming 18th century full calf binding with raised bands, title label and simple gilt pallets. Lacking half titles. Somewhat rubbed but a splendid solid set of this famous English satire, in a new corrected and considerably enlarged edition. With the bookplate of Edward Parker of Browsholme Hall.

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  • ELEGANT FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Poems by C. Churchill by CHURCHILL, Charles
    CHURCHILL, Charles
    Poems by C. Churchill

    London: John Churchill and W. Flexney, 1766. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple yet elegant binding with gilt bands and titles. Armorial bookplate. A neat owner's name dated 1821 on the title page and the publisher and executor, John Churchill, has signed his name at the end of the work. A fine edition of the works of this celebrated satirist and poet.

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  • SPLENDID VICTORIAN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    Night Thoughts. by YOUNG, Edward
    YOUNG, Edward
    Night Thoughts.

    Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendidly bound volume with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and exceptionally ornate gilt tooling framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the library of Dalton Hall and from the Hayhurst collection. Bookplate. A well printed and handsomely bound copy of one of the most influential 18th century English poems.

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  • PARALLEL ENGLISH AND FRENCH TEXT IN SUPERB FULL CALF BINDING
    Hudibras by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras

    London: 1757. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings of the period with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful floral tooling to the panels. The binding is in splendid condition other than some loss to the headcap of volume 1. The text and all the plates, some folding, are all particularly clean. This interesing edition has the text in both English and French and has corresponding English and French title pages. Although the title page states that the book was published in London, I would assume it was actually printed on the Continent. A fine set.

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  • FINE COLOUR PLATES IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Vicar of Wakefield. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London: Constable, 1914. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A splendid binding with raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and upper board. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Some foxing to, and facing, the tissues. Decorated with 16 colour plates by Edmund J. Sullivan. A lovely copy of this somewhat neglected but brilliant 18th century comic novel by Goldsmith.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF SET FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Dictionnaire d’Anecdotes, de traits singuliers et caracteristiques, historiettes, bon mots, naivetes, sailles, reparties ingenieuses &c, &c. by LACOMBE, Francois.
    LACOMBE, Francois.
    Dictionnaire d’Anecdotes, de traits singuliers et caracteristiques, historiettes, bon mots, naivetes, sailles, reparties ingenieuses &c, &c.

    Paris: La Combe, 1766. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid full 18th century mottled calf with twin labels, gilt bands and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. FIRST EDITION of a lively miscellany of definitions icluding: Americains, amour conjugal, pantomimes, ruses de guerre and sourds et muets. Lacombe also composed the first dictionary of Old French.

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  • FINELY PRINTED IN SPLENDID CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Maximes by LA ROCHEFOUCAULT (François. Duc de).
    LA ROCHEFOUCAULT (François. Duc de).
    Maximes

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. Full crushed morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid binding in the style of Cobden Sanderson with raised bands, simple gilt tooling to the panels and fine gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some severe foxing to 10 leaves, otherwise a pristine example..

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray.

    London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1863. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A most impressive binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, orange label and gorgeous gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a triple gilt fillet. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some speckling to the boards and foxing to, and facing the illustrations. A finely printed edition, with 4 photographic plates, of these great English 18th century poems, including 'Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard'.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray.

    London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1874. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A most impressive binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, blue label and gorgeous gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a gilt roll and double fillet. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some speckling to the boards. Internally clean. A finely printed edition, with 4 photographic plates, of these great English 18th century poems, including 'Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard’.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of their Works. by WALPOLE, Horace
    WALPOLE, Horace
    A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of their Works.

    London: Dodsley, 1759. 2 volume set, 6 3/4 inches tall. An elegant later binding in fill speckled calf by Strakley of Cambridge with gilt raised bands, label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Engraved frontispiece which, with the title page, is foxed, otherwise clean. A lovely set.

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  • SUPERB SET IN 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF.
    The Letters of The Celebrated Junius. by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    The Letters of The Celebrated Junius.

    London, 1783. 2 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. Full tree calf with raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt panels. An exceptionally elegant set in fine condition.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Principes de la Literature. by BATTEUX, M. l’Abbe.
    BATTEUX, M. l’Abbe.
    Principes de la Literature.

    Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1764. 5 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full mottled calf with gilt bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey over defaced earlier bookplates in each volume. Woodcut ornaments. A very fine set.

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