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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 full 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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  • DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Letters of Junius. by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    The Letters of Junius.

    London: Bumpus, 1820. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A very pleasing Georgian full straight grain morocco binding with wide gilt raised bands, elaborately gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. The boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls, typical of the period. Engraved first title page. A fine little edition of these celebrated letters, under the still mysterious nom de plume of Junius, in pristine condition.

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  • DELIGHTFUL REGENCY BINDING
    The Task. by COWPER, William
    COWPER, William
    The Task.

    London: Sharpe, 1822. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful binding with all the features typical of the period, wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and very ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Framing the Grecian lyre centre tool on the boards is a series of gilt and blind rolls and fillets. A delightful copy of the Task, often considered Cowper's masterpiece.

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  • FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Théâtre de Feu Monsieur Boursault. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs pièces qui n’ont point paru dans les précédentes by BOURSAULT, Edme
    BOURSAULT, Edme
    Théâtre de Feu Monsieur Boursault. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs pièces qui n’ont point paru dans les précédentes

    Paris: Compagnie des Libraires, 1746. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A particularly beautifully bound set with gilt bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels.

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  • EARLY COLLECTED EDITION IN SPLENDID GEORGIAN MOROCCO
    The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq.; by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq.;

    London: Dove, 1827. Full morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid Georgian morocco binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, fine gilt tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. Engraved portrait. Neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1835. An early Collected edition with a Life of Gray by William Mason.

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  • ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED PINK MOROCCO
    A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. by STERNE, Laurence. (YORICK Mr.)
    STERNE, Laurence. (YORICK Mr.)
    A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.

    London: Peter Davies, 1927. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A simple, elegant binding in full pink crushed morocco by Riviere with raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles and top edge, the rest being deckled. One of a limited edition of 2000 copies with 16 charming plates by Vera Willoughby.

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  • A HANDSOME SET IN FULL MOTTLED CALF
    Panegyriques et Autres Sermons by FLECHIER, Esprit
    FLECHIER, Esprit
    Panegyriques et Autres Sermons

    Paris: Anisson, 1700. 2 volume set, 6.25 inches tall. Full mottled calf with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt panels. Pink edges. 'Doctor Doctus' is written by hand on the title page. A particularly handsome clean copy of this work.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    L’Ecole de L’Homme, ou Parallele des Portraits Du Siecle. by GENARD, Francois
    GENARD, Francois
    L’Ecole de L’Homme, ou Parallele des Portraits Du Siecle.

    Londres, 1753. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A charming full calf binding in fine condition. With gilt raised bands, gilt titles and panels, pink edges.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FINE HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Commentaire Sur La Henriade. by BEAUMELLE, Mr. de la.
    BEAUMELLE, Mr. de la.
    Commentaire Sur La Henriade.

    Berlin: Et se trouve a Paris, 1775. 2 vol set, 8 inches tall. With double label, gilt bands and fine floral tooling to the panels. Pink edges and extraordinary paper boards. Slight worming to the lower board of volumee 1. Fine engraved title page.With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Reflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. IVme édition revue, corrigée & augmentée. by BOS, M. l’Abbe Du
    BOS, M. l’Abbe Du
    Reflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. IVme édition revue, corrigée & augmentée.

    Paris: Chez Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1741. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A very fine full mottled calf with raised bands, twin morocco labels and delicate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Woodcut ornaments. A splendid set in excellent condition.

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  • HANDSOME 18TH CENTURY HALF CALF
    Zeluco. Various Views of Human Nature Taken From Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic by Moore, John
    Moore, John
    Zeluco. Various Views of Human Nature Taken From Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic

    London: Strahan, 1797. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Very elegant late 18th century bindings in half calf with twin labels and gilt bands. A fine clean set.

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  • GREAT 18TH CENTURY POEM IN DELIGHTFUL FULL CALF
    Elegy written in a Country Church-Yard. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    Elegy written in a Country Church-Yard.

    London: John van Voorst, 1854. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful little copy of one of the greatest 18th century English poems. An elegant binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, framed panels and boards, dentelles and top edge gilt. Each of the 32 stanzas is headed with a delicate engraving. With the armorial bookplate of Arnold Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN A SUPERB REGENCY FULL CALF BINDING
    The Seasons, and Castle of Indolence. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons, and Castle of Indolence.

    London: Rivington, et al., 1816. Full calf, 5 1/4 inches tall. A lovely little Regency binding with blind raised bands and unusual and very attractive gilt tooling to the panels and an elaborate series of gilt fillets and rolls framing the boards. Bookplate. Charming engraved frontispiece and bookplate. James Thomson, the 18th century poet now best known for writing the lyrics of 'Rule, Britannia!', was one of the most popular and influential poets of his century. A fine copy in excellent condition.

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  • SPARKLING LITTLE SET IN HALF CALF
    The Poetical Works. by SHENSTONE, William
    SHENSTONE, William
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Printed by Whittingham at the Stanhope Press for John Sharpe, 1806. 2 volume set, 5 inches high. A sparkling little half calf with labels, wide gilt bands and gilt tooled panels. Pink speckled edges. 2 engraved plates. With the bookplate of W. Buck. A bright, neat set of the verse of this English 18th century poet.

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  • A HANDSOME GEORGIAN HALF 'RUSSIA' CALF
    The Dramatic and Poetical Works of the Late Lieut. Gen. J. Burgoyne. by BURGOYNE, Lieut. Gen. J.
    BURGOYNE, Lieut. Gen. J.
    The Dramatic and Poetical Works of the Late Lieut. Gen. J. Burgoyne.

    London: Printed by C. Whittingham for Scatcherd et al., 1808. 2 volumes bound in 1, 6 1/2 inches tall. A handsome Georgian half 'Russia' calf with gilt bands and delicate centre tools. Red specked edges. With 2 engraved frontispieces and further full page plates.

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  • 18TH CENTURY POETICAL WORKS IN HALF CALF
    the Poetical Works of Charles Churchill. by CHURCHILL, Charles
    CHURCHILL, Charles
    the Poetical Works of Charles Churchill.

    London: Wenman and Hodgson, 1791. 4 volumes bound in 1, 5 1/4 inches tall. A slightly later half calf with wide gilt raised bands, blind pallets and label typical of the 1820's. Engraved frontispiece to volumes 1 and 3 opposite which is some degree of foxing, otherwise clean. A charming edition of the works of this tragic English satirist and poet.

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  • SUPERB FULL GILT AND BLIND TOOLED MOROCCO
    The Seasons and The Castle of Indolence. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons and The Castle of Indolence.

    London: William Tegg, 1850. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A superb little edition of these 2 great 18th century poems in full morocco. With raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Particularly attractive endpapers. Neat ink inscription dated 1857 to the reverse of the paste down endpaper. A degree of foxing to the engraved plates.

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