- Category = America
The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter.
New York: James G. Gregory, 1862. Full crushed morocco, 15 inches tall. Magnificently Bound by Riviere with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooled panels and a sequence of gilt rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Complete with Engraved portrait, engraved title page and a further 62 superb engravings illustrating the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. With some original paper wraps bound in. Some superficial scratching to the lower board. A spectacular example of this finely produced work.More details Price: £1,250.00
Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters.
Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. An elegant full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and the panels and boards framed with gilt pallets and rolls. Wide gilt dentelles and gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates. 11 Japan mounted proofs and hundreds of woodcut illustrations throughout.More details Price: £1,250.00
The United States.
London: Longman et al., 1830-1832. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. This 2 volume set constituted the first part of 'The History of the Western World' But is complete in itself. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.More details Price: £950.00
Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Folding map, 58 full page tinted wood cuts and 3 plates of ancient Indian music. An ink inscription on the first blank on 'leaving Eton' dated 1867. A superb set of this profusely illustrated work.More details Price: £900.00
The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Cambridge (Massachusetts): The Riverside Press, 1899. 14 volume set, 8 inches tall. Half calf, with ornate twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. One of Boston's Fireside Poets, acclaimed by the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and James Russell Lowell as one of the greatest writers of his day. An exceptionally good looking set of his works including 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table', 'The Professor at the Breakfast-Table' and 'The Poet at the Breakfast-Table'.More details Price: £850.00
The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America.
London: Arthur Hall, 1853. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat Mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tool to the panels. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. A previous owner, Abraham Dawson(?), has left his name, dated 1862, on the second title page, and has left a neat manuscript list of contents on the reverse of the title pages and a page number on the engraved title page of volume 1.More details Price: £500.00
The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America.
Halifax: William Milner, 1844. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A superb gilt embossed binding with gilt panels, boards and titles. All edges gilt. Portrait, engraved title page and 2 folding maps. Ink inscription on free endpaper dated Xmas, 1845.More details Price: £300.00