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  • SUPERB 3 VOLUME SET, FIRST EDITIONS, IN FULL MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Comic History of England (bound uniformly with) The Comic History of Rome. by A’BECKETT, Gilbert A.
    A’BECKETT, Gilbert A.
    The Comic History of England (bound uniformly with) The Comic History of Rome.

    London: The Punch Office, 1847-1848. Bradbury and Evans. 3 volumes, 9 inches tall. A wonderful set of the first editions of these great comic works. Bound by Bradstreet in the finest full crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt dentelles. From the Duke of Gloucester's library at Kensington Palace, each volume with his bookplate. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. Original wrappers bound in. With a total of 30 hand coloured engravings and over 300 woodcuts by John Leech.

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  • FINE COPY IN HALF PINK MOROCCO.
    The Costume of the Russian Empire by ALEXANDER, William
    ALEXANDER, William
    The Costume of the Russian Empire

    London, ondon: Miller 1803. Half morocco, 14.75 inches tall. A most attractive clean copy in a half pink morocco binding from the very beginning of the 19th century. A fine binding with gilt bands and title. Deckled edges. With an armorial binding bearing the motto 'Degeneranti Genus Opprobrium' above 'Waterstock'. Illustrated with 73 hand coloured stipple engraved plates. A lovely tall copy of the first edition in excellent condition.

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  • UNIQUE COPY OF RARE BELTRAN MASSES ILLUSTRATED WORK
    Triomphe de la mort. by ANNUNZIO, Gabriele d’. MASSES, Beltran.
    ANNUNZIO, Gabriele d’. MASSES, Beltran.
    Triomphe de la mort.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Boxed glassine wrapped volume, total height 14 inches. 60 numbered copies were printed on velin d'Arches and 13 lettered. This copy is an 'Exemplaire imprime specialement pour un collaborateaur'.With 12 colour plates by BELTRAN MASSES, in 2 states, colour and monochrome. Our photographs are somewhat washed out and don't show the dark richness of the actual plates.The wooden box is leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe this was the publisher's copy. The box is slightly rubbed but in excellent condition and fully functioning. The glassine wrapper has some tears and has been crudely repaired.There is some foxing, particularly to the preliminaries.A unique copy of a very scarce volume.

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  • RARE COLOUR PLATE BOOK IN FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    A Touch at the Fine Arts by ALKEN, Henry
    ALKEN, Henry
    A Touch at the Fine Arts

    London: Thomas McLean, 1824. Full morocco, 11.25 inches tall. A very fine binding by TOUT with gilt raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards. Wide dentelles, doublures and gilt top edge. 12 superb hand coloured lithographs satirising the arts.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    Jack Sheppard. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Ainsworth.] by AINSWORTH, W. Harrison.
    AINSWORTH, W. Harrison.
    Jack Sheppard. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Ainsworth.]

    London: Richard Bentley, 1839-40. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Autograph letter by Ainsworth in black ink bound in, dated 'Nov.r 15th 1844', 1¼ pages.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO PRESENTED TO THE EDITOR
    Allegations for Marriage Licences issued by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1558-1699; Also, for those issued by Vicar General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660-1697; 1543-1869; 1679-1687; 1687-1694; 1660-1668 & 1669-1679. by ARMYTAGE, George John (edited by)
    ARMYTAGE, George John (edited by)
    Allegations for Marriage Licences issued by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1558-1699; Also, for those issued by Vicar General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660-1697; 1543-1869; 1679-1687; 1687-1694; 1660-1668 & 1669-1679.

    London: The Harleian Society, 1886, 1886, 1890, 1890, 1892 & 1892. 6 volumes, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Bound by Blunson. Presented to the Editor, Sir George John Armytage by the Society. Comprising The Harleian Society volumes XXIII, XXIV, XXX, XXI, XXXIII & XXXIV.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    George Cruikshank's Table-Book. by A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott (editor), CRUIKSHANK, George (Illustrator)
    A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott (editor), CRUIKSHANK, George (Illustrator)
    George Cruikshank's Table-Book.

    London: Punch Office, 1845. Full crushed morocco, 9.25 inches tall. A stunning binding of the finest quality with gilt raised bands, delightful gilt tooling to the panels and simple gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Bookplate of L. de Rothschild. Superb full page engravings and vignettes throughout by George Cruikshank.

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  • FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO WITH FRENCH ROYAL COAT OF ARMS
    Genealogical Memoirs of The Royal House of France. by ASHBURTON, Richard Barre, Lord
    ASHBURTON, Richard Barre, Lord
    Genealogical Memoirs of The Royal House of France.

    London: William Nicol, Shakspeare Press, 1825. Full straight grain morocco, 17 inches tall. A rather splendid volume bound in the Georgian period with wide gilt raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles, all edges and the French Royal coat of arms on all boards. Together with the uniformly bound case containing the chart which measures 51.5 x 30 inches when unfolded. With the bookplate of Sir Thomas Baring Bart of Stratton Park, the eldest son of the founder of Barings Bank. Some rubbing of joints and scuffing but overall a spectacular example of this curious and scarce work.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Omsund
    AIRY, Omsund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co, 1901. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A superb binding by Gruel with raised bands, simple elegant framed panels and boards, gilt dentelles and top edge. Limited to 300 copies printed on Japanese paper of which this is number 11. With the plates in 2 states. Fine colour frontispiece. Slight blotchiness to the boards but still a magnificent copy.

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  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Constable de Bourbon. by AINSWORTH, Harrison
    AINSWORTH, Harrison
    The Constable de Bourbon.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding by Root with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt floral tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. The very scarce first edition of this tale of 16th century France. Ainsworth was an immensely popular historical novelist whose fame in the 19th century rivalled that of Dickens.

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  • THE EDITORS COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Register of Baptisms and Marriages at St, George’s Chapel, May Fair. by ARMYTAGE, George J. (edited by)
    ARMYTAGE, George J. (edited by)
    The Register of Baptisms and Marriages at St, George’s Chapel, May Fair.

    London: The Harleian Society, 1889. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Comprising The Harleian Society volume XV. Presented to the Editor by Lord Bute. Scarce title in pristine condition.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Charles II by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II

    Paris & London: Goupil, 1901. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A handsome binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and gilt top edge. Slight rubbing and marks to the boards. Colour frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. Bookplates. One of 300 copies on Japanese paper. (A uniform binding with our Charles I).

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London & Paris: Goupil, 1901. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Gilt embossed Royal coat of arms on the upper vellum boards. Ink inscription to reverse of front free endpaper. Limited to 1250 copies. Armorial bookplate. Fine full page illustrations throughout including colour portrait.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN FULL CALF
    History of the later Roman Commonwealth. by ARNOLD, Thomas
    ARNOLD, Thomas
    History of the later Roman Commonwealth.

    London: Fellowes et al, 1857. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very handsome mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt armorial block to the boards. A classic History 'from the end of the second Punic War to the death of Julius Caesar; and of the Reign of Augustus: With a Life of Trajan', by the celebrated Head Master of Rugby School.

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  • DELIGHTFUL CLASPED GILT CALF ANNUAL IN STUNNING CONDITION
    The Sapphire or The Juvenile Ladies Annual for 1845
    The Sapphire or The Juvenile Ladies Annual for 1845

    London: Peacock and Mansfield, 1845. Full calf, 4 inches tall. Delightful little binding in pristine condition with a fully functioning clasp and unusual and charming gilt decoration. The annual contains an engraved frontispiece and title page, useful information for 1845, a selection of engraved views, engagements diary, accounts and a selection of verse. There is a green leather pouch and space for a pencil.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN DELIGHTFUL FULL CALF
    Aucassin and Nicolette. by BOURDILLON, F. W. (Editor and translator)
    BOURDILLON, F. W. (Editor and translator)
    Aucassin and Nicolette.

    London: Macmillan, 1897. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful full calf binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk endpapers. A finely printed and beautifully bound copy of this 12th or 13th century medieval French love story.

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  • VERY PLEASING FULL GEORGIAN DICED CALF
    Annals of The Reign of King George The Third. by AIKIN, John
    AIKIN, John
    Annals of The Reign of King George The Third.

    London: Longman et al, 1825. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very pleasing full diced calf with 3 wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant panels. Gilt and blind rolls frame the diced panels. Bookplate. Slight scuffing. A most attractive and typical binding of the Georgian period.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL CALF
    Evenings at Home: or, The Juvenile Budget Opened: consisting of a variety of miscellaneous pieces for the instruction and amusement of Young Persons. by AIKIN, John & BARBAULD, Mrs.
    AIKIN, John & BARBAULD, Mrs.
    Evenings at Home: or, The Juvenile Budget Opened: consisting of a variety of miscellaneous pieces for the instruction and amusement of Young Persons.

    London: Baldwin & Hunter, 1816. 6 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A very pretty little set with gilt bands, twin olive labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are decorated with blind tooling framed within a gilt roll. Charles Henry Knight has signed his name on the first blanks and title pages. Some rubbing and marking.

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  • HANDSOME FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries. by ALBERMARLE, George Thomas, Earl of
    ALBERMARLE, George Thomas, Earl of
    Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Engraved portrait. Ink owner's inscriptions to the first blanks.

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  • HALF CALF IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    Emma. by AUSTEN, Jane.
    AUSTEN, Jane.
    Emma.

    London: Dent, 1894. Half calf, 7 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1. The complete 'Emma', though published as part of Dent's 10 volume set. A delightful example in pristine condition with gilt raised bands, twin labels and simple gilt framed panels. Gilt top edge. With 6 full page illustrations.

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