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  • VERY HANDSOME SET IN FULL MOROCCO BY MANSELL
    The Works of Charles Dickens. The Library Edition by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Works of Charles Dickens. The Library Edition

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1866-1867. 26 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. In full morocco, bound by 'MANSELL SUCCESSOR TO HAYDAY', 2 of the greatest names in the pantheon of London bookbinders of the period. With gilt raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles and all edges. Lovely gilt mistletoe devices on the corners of the boards. Full page illustrations, slightly foxed, as usual. Some rubbing.Dickens considered this to be his 'Best Edition' and inscribed it to John Forster, later his great biographer. This edition was published just a few years before his death and doesn't contain the minor and incomplete works published after 1867. A superb set.

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  • FINE SET, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND WITH FINE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    The Works of Charles Dickens by DICKENS, Charles.
    DICKENS, Charles.
    The Works of Charles Dickens

    London: Chapman and Hall, c.1875. 30 volume complete set. 7.75 inches tall. Classic half calf binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Light foxing to prelims. This is a very fine and readable set of the works of England's great novelist.

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  • STUNNING DELUXE SET IN HALF MOROCCO GILT TOOLED IN THE ART NOUVEAU STYLE
    The Works of Charles Paul de Kock by KOCK, Charles Paul de
    KOCK, Charles Paul de
    The Works of Charles Paul de Kock

    London, Boston and Paris: Quinby, 1904. 25 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent half morocco binding with gilt titles and top edge, exceptionally tall gilt raised bands and fine floral tooling with calf onlays in the art nouveau style on the spines. With the armorial bookplate of John C. Wellington, with gilt monogram on the upper boards and evidence of a second bookplate that has been carefully removed from the free endpapers. Illustrated throughout. The spines have faded to a rich brown giving a very pleasing effect on the shelf. Charles de Kock was an immensely popular French novelist in the second half of the 19th century. This deluxe edition was translated into English by Arthur Martin. De…

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    London, Boston and Paris: Quinby, 1904. 25 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent half morocco binding with gilt titles and top edge, exceptionally tall gilt raised bands and fine floral tooling with calf onlays in the art nouveau style on the spines. With the armorial bookplate of John C. Wellington, with gilt monogram on the upper boards and evidence of a second bookplate that has been carefully removed from the free endpapers. Illustrated throughout. The spines have faded to a rich brown giving a very pleasing effect on the shelf. Charles de Kock was an immensely popular French novelist in the second half of the 19th century. This deluxe edition was translated into English by Arthur Martin. De Kock was hugely popular in the English speaking world, amongst many others, Thackeray was a particular admirer. A stunning set.

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  • SUPERB DELUXE SET IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward. by WARD, Mrs Humphry
    WARD, Mrs Humphry
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Miflin Company, 1909. 16 volume set, 9 inches high. A truly splendid set bound by OLDASH in full morocco with raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and top edge. Watered silk doublures and endpapers. With full page illustrations throughout. With the armorial bookplate of John J. Raskob. A superb set in pristine condition.

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  • MAGNIFICENT AND MASSIVE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. 24 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent set of this tall edition, limited to 1000 copies of which this is numbered 645. In half morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Bookplates. Gilt top edge. A very fine set of the works of one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century. Illustrated throughout with engravings on india paper laid down.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF THE WORKS OF THIS GREAT AUTHOR.
    The Complete Works. The Warwick Edition. by LYTTON, Edward Bulwer (Lord Lytton).
    LYTTON, Edward Bulwer (Lord Lytton).
    The Complete Works. The Warwick Edition.

    Boston: Dana Estes, n.d. c. 1900. 32 volume set, 9 inches tall. Imposing set bound in true Edwardian style. Half morocco with raised bands, elegant gilt panels, titles and top edge. This deluxe edition was limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 304. Some very slight rubbing but an elegant, grand finely illustrated set.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    Germinal. Illustré de trente compositions en couleurs de Jean Oberlé. by ZOLA, Emile. (Louise Ibels. Jean Oberlé)
    ZOLA, Emile. (Louise Ibels. Jean Oberlé)
    Germinal. Illustré de trente compositions en couleurs de Jean Oberlé.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1928 & 1929. 3 volumes in paper and glassine wraps housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 26 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 plates by Jean Oberlé in two states and with an ORIGINAL watercolour. In an extra suite are 60 etchings by Louise Ibels, all signed and a further ORIGINAL watercolour. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. The title page is dated 1928 whereas the wrapper is dated 1929. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed but fully functioning, the contents are pristine.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    L’Assommoir. Illustré De Trente Compositions En Couleurs De Dignimont. by ZOLA, Émile. DIGNIMONT. COURBOULEIX
    ZOLA, Émile. DIGNIMONT. COURBOULEIX
    L’Assommoir. Illustré De Trente Compositions En Couleurs De Dignimont.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1931. Text and 2 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 23 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 colour plates by Dignimont in the main text. With a further suite of his illustrations in monochrome. There is also an ORIGINAL watercolour by Dignimont. With a further suite of 30 original etchings by Courbouleix, each is in 2 states, monochrome and sepia. The 30 sepia etchings are all numbered and signed. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed and the main box lacks a popper, but they both still function., the contents are pristine. A unique set.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    Nana. Illustre de Trente Gravures Originales de Vertès. by ZOLA, Émile. Vertès. William Ablett.
    ZOLA, Émile. Vertès. William Ablett.
    Nana. Illustre de Trente Gravures Originales de Vertès.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Text and 3 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 33 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 hand coloured plates by Vertès in the main text. With 2 further suites of his illustrations in monochrome. With a further suite of 30 plates by William Ablett on Japanese tissue, each with an original pencil design in the margin. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are rubbed, the main box particularly so and without poppers, the smaller box, containing the suites is fully functioning, the contents are pristine.A unique set.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    La Terre. Illustrée de trente compositions en couleurs de Pierre FALKÉ. by ZOLA, Émile. FARNETI, Carlo. FALKÉ, Pierre
    ZOLA, Émile. FARNETI, Carlo. FALKÉ, Pierre
    La Terre. Illustrée de trente compositions en couleurs de Pierre FALKÉ.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1928. Text and 2 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 22 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 colour plates by Falké in the main text. With a further suite of his illustrations in monochrome. There is also an ORIGINAL watercolour by Pierre Falké. With a further suite of 30 original etchings on Japanese tissue by Carlo Farneti. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed but fully functioning, the contents are pristine. A unique set.

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  • OUR FAVOURITE EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Waverley Novels by SCOTT, Sir Walter.
    SCOTT, Sir Walter.
    Waverley Novels

    Edinburgh and London: Cadell, 1842. 12 volume set, 10 inches tall. In full crushed maroon morocco, with gilt raised bands, titles, dentelles, elegant panels and all edges. As usual the frontispiece and full page engravings are foxed. This is our favourite edition of Scott as it has a very readable text and engraved vignettes throughout.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN HALF CALF
    (The Chronicles of Barsetshire) Comprising: The Warden; Barsetshire Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset. by TROLLOPE, Anthony
    TROLLOPE, Anthony
    (The Chronicles of Barsetshire) Comprising: The Warden; Barsetshire Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset.

    London: Routledge, c. 1910. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome Edwardian binding by Bickers with gilt raised bands, titles, gilt centre tools and top edges. Illustrated throughout with full page plates by various eminent artists including Sir John E. Millais. Slight foxing to the preliminaries.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN SPECTACULAR FULL CALF
    Cakes and Ale by JERROLD, Douglas
    JERROLD, Douglas
    Cakes and Ale

    London: How and Parsons, 1842. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full calf extra gilt by Riviere. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine floral tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and gilt top edges. With frontispieces and title pages by George Cruikshank. With the cloth boards and spines bound in. A superb copy in pristine condition.

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  • GEORGIAN HALF MOROCCO IN SPARKLING CONDITION
    The Works of The Rev. George Crabbe by CRABBE, George
    CRABBE, George
    The Works of The Rev. George Crabbe

    London: John Murray, 1823. 5 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An elegant binding in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, title and very fine gilt panels. Armorial bookplates. A most attractive set of these hugely successful and influential poems.

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  • SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ITEM
    An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves Alice. by CARROLL, Lewis
    CARROLL, Lewis
    An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves Alice.

    rivately printed, 1876. Single sheet, folded, 5 inches tall. Housed in a watered silk, felt lined folder with a leather gilt label. First edition, first issue, printed on paper watermarked "E. Towgood Fine".

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs by SURR, Thomas Skinner
    SURR, Thomas Skinner
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs

    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The…

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    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1801, 64 (noting the Splendeur et souffrance edition only. OCLC lists copies pf Latimore at Bn and University of Illinois only; COPAC adds no British copies. For Splendeur et souffrance OCLC lists copies at Bn and Universities of Erfurt and Göttingen only; COPAC adds no British copies.

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  • SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel

    London: Longmans et. al., 1816. Full straight grain morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A delightful volume in a fine regency binding. With wide gilt raised bands, titles, floral tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind tooled rolls.

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  • PRISTINE SET IN HALF RED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    John Inglesant by SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    John Inglesant

    London: Macmillan, 1881. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very finely copy bound set in half red morocco by Bayntun, with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and all edges. The first trade edition of this classic historical novel set in the 17th century, in pristine condition.

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  • DELIGHTFUL COPY IN FULL CALF
    The Vicar of Wakefield by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Vicar of Wakefield

    London: Macmillan, 1892. Full calf by Sotheran, 7.25 inches tall. A most attractive copy of this amusing classic with gilt raised bands, triple labels, delicate gilt panels and all edges gilt. Original decorated cloth laid down as paste down endpapers. Charming decorations by Hugh Thomson throughout. Some light foxing.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY DICED CALF
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

    Edinburgh: Constable, Miller & Murray, 1808. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a fourth edition of this celebrated poem.

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