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  • Category = 18th Century Literature
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL 18TH C. CALF
    Meditations and Contemplations. by HERVEY, James
    HERVEY, James
    Meditations and Contemplations.

    London: Rivington et al., 1774. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full speckled calf with twin labels, raised bands and simple gilt tooling. A very pleasing, simple, 18th C. binding. The book plates have been neatly removed.

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  • SINGLE VOLUME EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Spectator.
    The Spectator.

    London: Chidley, 1847. Full calf, 9.25 inches tall. A splendidly bound single volume edition in double column. With gilt raised bands, red label and fine extra gilt tooling to the panels.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE GEORGIAN EMBOSSED CALF BINDING
    Essays, Poems, and Plays, by Oliver Goldsmith. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    Essays, Poems, and Plays, by Oliver Goldsmith.

    London: Rivington et al., 1821. Full calf, 5 inches tall. An unusual full embossed calf with gilt raised bands, label, neat framed gilt panels and embossed boards framed within gilt and blind fillets. Engraved frontispiece and title page. An ink inscription dated 1838 on the first blank.

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  • RARE TITLE IN HALF STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    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 and Cadell, 1789. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and delicate gilt and blind tooling to the panels. A particularly nice copy of this scarce work in a late 18th century binding.

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  • STUNNING REGENCY BINDING IN FULL CALF
    Letters on Several Subjects, By Sir Thomas Fitzosborne by FITZOSBORNE, Sir Thomas
    FITZOSBORNE, Sir Thomas
    Letters on Several Subjects, By Sir Thomas Fitzosborne

    London: John Sharpe, 1820. Full calf, 5.25 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1 complete. Extraordinary full calf binding with ornate floral tooling on its 'flat back' spine, delicate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. The armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester. In very good condition.

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  • FINE COPY IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: And Other Poems. by BEATTIE, James
    BEATTIE, James
    The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: And Other Poems.

    London: John Sharpe, 1827. Full crushed morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful little volume in a simple yet very elegant binding with raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles and all edges. With 6 engravings by Westall. In the minor poems, pages 143 to 165 were not bound in.

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  • CHARMING COPY IN FULL 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    The Poetical Works of George Granville, Lord Lansdowne by LANSDOWNE, Lord (GRANVILLE, George)
    LANSDOWNE, Lord (GRANVILLE, George)
    The Poetical Works of George Granville, Lord Lansdowne

    Edinburg: The Apollo Press, 1780. Full speckled calf, 5 inches tall. With gilt bands and label. Some scratching and marking of the leather on the lower board, otherwise a very clean copy in a charming 18th century binding.

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